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Tourism injects $2.6billion into economy

Saturday, February 22, 2014

THE tourism industry contributed about 37.8 per cent towards the national GDP which amounts to $2.6billion last year.

This was revealed by Attorney-General and Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during the 17th AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards at Sofitel Resort and Spa on Denarau Island last night.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this was an increase from the figures recorded in 2012.

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the tourism industry in Fiji contributed about 35.8per cent to the national GDP in 2012, he said.

This was approximately $2.5billion.

He said the increase could be the result of transforming the local tourism scene.

He said with the creation of brand Fiji, locals and international guests had created a deep socioeconomic impact on the citizens of Fiji.

There has been a number of people and institutions involved in mainstream tourism. Now, we even have Australians and New Zealanders who are promoting Fiji in their country.

The cream of the tourism industry enjoyed the night and celebrated the achievements of the industry and its stakeholders.

Josaia Baleinatewa of the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa took out the coveted Frontliner of the Year category.

The Shangri-Las Fijian Resort and Spas Marine Education Centre took out the Tourism Sustainability Award and travel in-bound company Pacific Destinationz was awarded the Transport Facilitators award.

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