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A lure for visitors

Margaret Wise
Thursday, November 30, 2017

TOURISM Fiji will bring Australia's leading fishing and adventure show — Escape Fishing — to Fiji next month.

Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya said Australia remained Fiji's biggest market, and sport fishing was a strategy aimed at the outdoor segment of the Australian market.

"We want Fiji to be seen as a destination for fishing as well as holiday getaways," he said.

Host Andrew (ET) Ettingshausen will participate in game fishing, and the show will also highlight other water sport activities as well as the restaurants, accommodations, and resort facilities on offer.

The show has been running on Australian television for 18 years and is in production now for its 19th season. Fiji will open its shores to the show starting on December 8 for two action packed weeks.

The game fishing show will take place in Yasawa, Kadavu, Savusavu and Taveuni.

Mr Ettingshausen said the trip was aimed at the large Australian outdoor lifestyle market.

"Fiji is the perfect place for singles, couples and families who want to experience the Fijian culture, it's amazing scenery above and below the water, and the service and luxury features of the best resort accommodation."

He hopes to create enough footage to go into three episodes that will air across four television networks.

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