Tourism industry on stand-by, monitors situation
1 April, 2018, 12:00 am
TOURISM properties across the Western Division and maritime areas are taking all the necessary precautions as Tropical Disturbance 12F continues on its track to the far west of the country.
Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association president Dixon Seeto said his organisation was in close contact with hotels and resorts and also the Tourism Ministry.
“We are keeping a close eye on the situation and continue to put our regular weather updates on TD12F,” he said.
“At this point in time, we are hopeful that it is not going to develop into a major cyclone, however, the wet weather and flooding is something that guests into the country will not enjoy.
“So, as is the norm in situations like this, tourism properties put on activities to engage our guests and their children as we try to make their holiday as pleasant as possible given the circumstances.”
Mr Seeto said despite the forecast by the Fiji Meteorological Service trekking TD12F to the far southwest of the country, tourism properties would remain alert to any sudden changes.
“We have learnt from past experience and hindsight to never be complacent when it comes to the weather.
“The Tourism Response Team is on standby and individual properties have made the necessary preparations should the situation take a sudden turn for the worst.”