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Chamber identifies eco-tourism site

Repeka Nasiko
Sunday, May 25, 2014

AN eco-tourism site has been identified near Tavakubu Village, Lautoka.

Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry administrator Mohammed Salim said the site would boast a small village where international visitors could experience more of the traditional Fijian culture.

"We will construct small bure for them to rest and there will even be a waterfall in this small area," he said.

"We are just trying to provide a different experience for our tourists which is what we have been doing over the past couple months.

"We are prioritising on trying to get more tourists into Lautoka City and for them to come we will need to offer them areas where they can visit.

"We are trying to ensure that tourists are contained in Lautoka and that they don't have to go anywhere to get the full Fijian experience."

He added agro-tourism was also an initiative that the chamber was embarking on.

"We want to give our local farmers an opportunity to also earn money by supplying fresh fruits for our visitors to have a taste.

"We have a lot of sugarcane farmers, so we are trying to get them to sell sugarcane juice or any other tropical fruit that may be growing in their back yard."

The chamber has also been promoting the Abaca eco-tourism site.

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