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Repeka Nasiko
Monday, March 10, 2014

WITH another cruise liner scheduled to berth at Lautoka port this week, expectations are high of expanding tour spots within the Sugar City.

Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry administrator Mohammed Salim said there were plans to encourage tour operators to transport tourists to Abaca.

"It's always been the plan to have a specialised tour of Abaca," he said.

"It is something that we feel will bring a lot more income to Lautoka City.

"I think the main challenge is repairing the roads that lead to Abaca. Once that is done then taking tourists to the waterfalls will be much easier.

"We need to offer a lot more when these tourists come into our port because it is the only way we can grow our economy."

He said many tourists who disembarked from the cruise ships still chose to travel all the way to Nadi or Sigatoka.

"It's no secret they still prefer to go to these two towns and that is something Lautoka City authorities need to look at.

"We have a tourism committee with all the relevant authorities in it and, hopefully, we can sit together and come up with more ways to keep tourists in Lautoka where they can spend their money."








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