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Vendors cash in on cruise liner tourists

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

SAVUSAVU was a hive of activity as hundreds of tourists flooded the town after disembarking from the cruise liner Sun Princess yesterday.

The visit presented an opportunity for the villagers, taxidrivers and tour guides to earn some money for their back to school shopping.

Stalls were erected along the hidden paradise town as business houses and handicraft vendors displayed their products.

Handicraft vendor Lavenia Kasena of Naidi Village said the arrival of the tourist ship was timely because most of them had just completed weaving handicraft items.

"I am just happy and fortunate now that I have earned some money to buy my grandchildren's stationery and other educational needs," said Ms Kasena.

"Last year, I did not have the opportunity to sell my handicraft items to the tourists because no cruise liner arrived on our shores.

"But, sometimes I sell to the locals here in Savusavu because I usually make such items during my spare time at home.

"I hope that these big ships continue to visit us."

Fellow vendor Lusi Seru said she managed to make a few sales.

"Even though I didn't have a lot of items to sell, I still managed to earn some money and I am really happy because I will be able to buy my children's school books."








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