Fiji Time: 10:18 AM on Tuesday 27 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Voyager of the Seas bring business to Sugar City

Shayal Devi
Saturday, January 18, 2014

ABOUT 3600 passengers on board the Voyager of the Seas cruise ship arrived in Lautoka yesterday.

They were able to take advantage of the extended closing hours of Lautoka shops which resulted in a boost in sales.

Lautoka Chamber of Commerce administrator Mohammed Salim said the entire Lautoka community rallied behind the stakeholders to boost business and welcome the visitors.

"We have seen everyone getting involved to help the tourists, from buses to taxis and shop owners," he said.

"Everyone is involved and now that we have a tourism committee, they are constantly organising new things to keep the tourists occupied.

"We have organised meke and other performances in the city centre."

This isn't the first time that the Voyager of the Seas has berthed at Lautoka Wharf.

Mr Salim said the cruise liner had called into the city previously

"This is good news for us and we hope more tourists come in."

The visitors also took the opportunity to visit Denarau and islands in the Yasawas and Mamanucas.

Tuyet Le of Melbourne, Australia, said it was exciting to come to Fiji.

"And I can't wait to visit the islands," she said.

"This is my first time in Fiji and it is a beautiful country. The weather is beautiful and I can't wait to share this experience with my family."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65060.6316
JPY 55.571952.5719
GBP 0.38460.3766
EUR 0.43900.4270
NZD 0.68060.6476
AUD 0.65060.6256
USD 0.49300.4760

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, June, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'She can't see beyond politics'
  2. Rookie of the Year
  3. Minister encourages public to organise sporting activities
  4. Reddy: Protect children
  5. Robbery turns fatal
  6. Muslim community celebrates Eid al-Fitr
  7. Minister challenges scientists at dialogue
  8. Census recruitment
  9. Flotsam and Jetsam
  10. Training for vendors

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cokanauto guilty Monday (26 Jun)
  2. Pastor denies claims Thursday (22 Jun)
  3. 4 dead Thursday (22 Jun)
  4. Media boss in road accident inquiry Thursday (22 Jun)
  5. Kolinisau's plan Sunday (25 Jun)
  6. Under scrutiny Wednesday (21 Jun)
  7. Ryan option Monday (26 Jun)
  8. Skipper selection Sunday (25 Jun)
  9. Umarji walks free Friday (23 Jun)
  10. Don't fear Monday (26 Jun)