Fiji Time: 11:50 PM on Tuesday 24 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Tremendous success

Shayal Devi
Saturday, May 10, 2014

THE inaugural Fijian Tourism Expo has been a tremendous success and a credit to the entire tourism industry.

This was the comment made by Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama during the closing ceremony of the event at the Sofitel Fiji Resort on Denarau on Thursday.

In his address, the PM said the four-day expo had been an outstanding success and a major boost to the holiday business sector.

"We had 150 buyers from 16 countries gathered under one roof to strike deals and forge partnerships with more than 240 of Fiji's tourism operators," he said.

"It has proved to be that and more because I keep hearing from everyone that this expo has exceeded all expectations — for individual sellers and buyers, Tourism Fiji, the responsible minister and the Fijian government.

"I keep telling ordinary Fijians the role of government is to serve, to empower people, give them the things they need to improve their lives, strengthen the country's infrastructure, create a business climate in which Fiji attracts the investment it needs to give our people jobs and to develop our nation and fulfil its destiny as the pre-eminent Pacific nation."

He said the Fijian Tourism Expo was the first of many and the event would get bigger and better in the years to come.

"To our overseas visitors, vinaka vakalevu for coming and we hope to see you again soon.

"And thank you on behalf of our nation for joining hands with us through your own efforts to build the new Fiji."








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 0.62720.6082
JPY 52.762849.7628
GBP 0.32870.3207
EUR 0.42520.4132
NZD 0.71200.6790
AUD 0.66320.6382
USD 0.47920.4622

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers
  2. Ryan gutted
  3. RIO 2016 Code hopper has work cut out
  4. Ryan: Statue for Kolinisau
  5. Man pleads not guilty to keeping brothel
  6. June camp for Fiji 7s
  7. SOLDEPA: State fails to consult
  8. Growers fund belongs to growers: Chaudhry
  9. 36 face probe
  10. Jasa crowned DHL Impact Player

Top Stories this Week

  1. Top bet Wednesday (18 May)
  2. Hayne Plane call up excites Fijian fans Wednesday (18 May)
  3. Woman fronts court over FNPF cheques Thursday (19 May)
  4. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  5. Where to after Rio Thursday (19 May)
  6. 7s taboo Friday (20 May)
  7. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  8. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  9. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  10. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)