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Game a boost for tourism in Fiji

Maikeli Seru
Saturday, May 20, 2017

TOURISM in Fiji has been boosted with the arrival of Super Rugby matches, says Tamzeed Koya.

He is an Information Technology (IT) officer in Suva, and was among rugby fans who crowded the ANZ Stadium to watch Gallagher Chiefs host BNZ Crusaders last night.

"This is good for the country," he said.

"Especially for young people like me. We are looking for a good future and playing Super Rugby matches in Fiji will attract businesses, new ideas, developments and importantly tourists who come and spend their money in Fiji. The people who will benefit in the end," he said.

He commended Government for securing international games and sporting events.

"Whoever forms the next government should continue the good work done by this Government. Young people want changes and when we modernise, new changes come. There will be a lot of money and people will benefit."

With the two New Zealand teams camping in Suva since Wednesday, local businesses like agriculture for the supply of food, water, clothing, hotels and even barber shops had benefitted.

Fiji has signed a three-year contract with the Chiefs to host one of their matches here annually.








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