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$16k dream holiday

Monika Singh
Monday, September 18, 2017

FOR someone who claims he has never won anything in any competition, hitting the jackpot with Warwick Hotels and Resort's $16,000 dream holiday package came as a surprise for Pranesh Ram.

The 26-year-old from Uluisila, Sigatoka was yesterday informed by Warwick Fiji general manager Brad Downton of his win.

Mr Ram, who works for Asco Motors in Suva will get a chance to spend three nights complimentary in a Warwick suite and four nights complimentary accommodation at Warwick Le Lagoon in a luxury collection pool villa in Vanuatu for two adults, inclusive of all package in the resort, return airport transfers and return airfare from Nadi-Vanuatu-Nadi.

"I had stayed at the Tokatoka Resort Hotel in Nadi but I was not aware of this competition.

"When I got a call from Warwick Fiji's communications co-ordinator Joji Cagilaba, asking me if I had stayed at Tokatoka and he told me that their general manager wanted to know, it occurred to me that maybe something went missing from the room which is why they were asking me if I had stayed there," said Mr Ram.

"Now that they have told me it has come at a pleasant shock because like I said, if I compete in a draw with just three people in it, I still did not win anything. This is my biggest and only win so far," he said.

He said he had always wanted to visit Vanuatu and thanked the resort for the chance to tick it off his wish list.

Mr Downton said the Warwick Hotels and Resorts had launched the dream holiday package from March 23 to June 1, 2017 and they had advertised heavily to give local guests the chance to win the package.

Out of the more than 2000 entries, they picked Mr Ram's name as the winner.

Mr Downton said the competition had boosted their guest numbers at all of their resorts along the Coral Coast and Nadi.

He said they were pleased with the response from people who used the opportunity to stay at their various resorts and he confirmed that they would continue to come up with such initiatives for their guests.

Meanwhile he said the resort was quite busy with guests and they expected things to be really busy in the coming months.

Mr Downton said they had about 650 guests at the resort and more to come in the next few weeks.

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