Guest safety top priority

GUEST safety remains the top priority for resorts and hotels across the country, particularly in the west as Tropical Cyclone Keni nears.

Yesterday, resorts in the Mamanuca prepared for possible strong wind and heavy rain.

Rosie Holidays and Ahura Resorts Fiji managing director Tony Whitton said with a majority of catamaran operations suspended possibly for the next 48 hours, clients at their resorts were given the choice to either stay on the resort or return to the mainland on Sunday.

“Our resorts are fully operational and we have clear emergency and safety procedures in place to ensure the safety and security of all resort guests,” he said.

“We have many years of experience in such weather conditions and our main priority is the safety of resort guests.”

Mr Whitton said they usually received a seven-day weather notice, during which time they stocked up on water and food provisions to last at least 10 days.

According to Castaway Island Resort general manager Steven Andrews, the care of guests and staff members remained a key priority for them.

“Safety of staff members and guests is paramount and we have been adhering to weather forecasts, putting out letters to guests regarding the impending weather, having meetings about the cyclone and its projected path and we have assured them they will be safe in their rooms,” he said.

Mr Andrews said infrastructure at the resort had also been secured.

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