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Positive commercial growth from cruise liner visits

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, January 06, 2014

THE arrival of another cruise liner into Lautoka City yesterday has ushered in a wave of positive commercial growth for the next 12 months.

Bringing in about 3000 visitors from Australia, the MV Voyager of the Seas was the third largest cruise liner to dock at the Queens Wharf in less than three weeks.

Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry administrator Mohammed Salim said Lautoka City has seen a lot of business activities especially from international visitors over the past few months.

"The festive season was very good for us.

"There were a lot of visits from international tourists and this was because of the number of tourist boats that were coming in."

Mr Salim said 2013 started off as a challenge for Lautoka businesses but it ended well.

"A lot of the businesses had difficulty in recovering from Cyclone Evan, so January was a challenge for some of them.

"But as the year progressed, they recovered well with the help of government and the city council, resulting in a lot of business activities.

"And we are positive that business activity will continue to grow in 2014," he said.

Perth resident Graeme Mclean said while it was his first visit to the country with his family, Fiji was always a place they had wanted to visit.

"The people are friendly, the weather is beautiful and the environment is just magnificent," he said.








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