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First visit excites association

Serafina Silaitga
Sunday, January 12, 2014

TOURISM development in Macuata has started on a high note this year as 85 tourists arrived in Labasa Town yesterday.

Macuata Tourism Committee president Paul Jaduram said the tourists were the first group to visit this year.

"It is a positive sign that a lot of tourists have come to Labasa to know more about the place and its history.

"It's a good start for us in Macuata and having a good number of tourists is even better in terms of business.

"The visitors were taken for a cultural tour where they were entertained by villagers and dance groups in Labasa."

Mr Jaduram said the tourists also walked around town to have a look at what Labasa had to offer.

"I believe this year will be a good year for us in terms of tourism development. We expect bigger and better plans for our tourists who will be visiting Labasa.

"We are positive and we know that tourism activities in Macuata will continue to build up and get better as each year passes."

Tourism is an important industry and Mr Jaduram said locals should work with his committee in ensuring tourists received a warm welcome when coming to Labasa.

Australian tourist Peter Cozyn said Fiji was a beautiful place.

"This is my first visit to Fiji and it is totally different from Australia where I live.

"I love this place and the people are very friendly and the food is great."





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