Fiji Time: 6:43 AM on Friday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Season for resort upgrades

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

RESORTS in the Western Division say they are using unusually low occupancy to repair infrastructure, do upgrades and train staff.

A survey carried out by this newspaper revealed that while the first quarter of the year was traditionally referred to as the low season, bookings for February in particular, were lower than previous years.

Industry leaders like Tony Whitton from the Rosie Group said the slump in arrivals from Australia and New Zealand should be used to boost efforts to entice visitors from the Northern Hemisphere.

"We have become so reliant on Australia and New Zealand," Mr Whitton said.

"For Rosie Holidays, we are using this period to focus on luring guests from Europe and other countries like India and China.

"We have quite a number coming in for the Chinese new year as a result of this strategy.

"We are using this time to do major capital expenditure including refurbishing and painting and we are looking at it as a positive opportunity to do work that would not be possible during busy periods."

Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa's general manager Michael Monks said the challenge for the Sigatoka holiday retreat is to ensure that staff are not affected despite low bookings.








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 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salaries reduced
  2. Hard work never fails
  3. Villagers defy State sacking
  4. Kepa makes 'gag' claims
  5. Mixed views over pot bid
  6. Fiji PM turns 63; Parliament sings birthday song
  7. LTA appoints new expat CEO
  8. Bills fast-tracked, passed
  9. Teachers: Reinstate allowance
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  2. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  3. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  5. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  6. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)
  8. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  9. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: 29 records fall as Natabua, ACS rise Saturday (22 Apr)