Tourism body to work closely with government

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THE Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association is looking forward to working closely with the new government over the next four years to achieve continued and sustainable economic growth and development of the tourism industry.

In a media statement FHTA president Dixon Seeto said the association would continue working collaboratively with Government and the various stakeholders to ensure that the benefits and financial returns from the tourism industry are maximised while spreading the positives of the tourism industry throughout Fiji through the National and Tourism Development Plans.

Mr Seeto said the tourism industry’s importance and contribution to the national economy could not be ignored given its prominent position in the economy in terms of employment, foreign exchange earnings and was already 40 per cent of the GDP and rapidly growing.

The association congratulated Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his party on their success in the 2018 election and

Mr Seeto said the FHTA would continue to work in close consultation and cooperation with the relevant Government ministries and other stakeholders including Tourism Fiji, SOFTA and Fiji Airways to achieve the projected outcomes for the industry and the economy.

“We are encouraged by President Jioji Konrote’s appeal for the people of Fiji to unite to achieve a common goal and ‘come together for the benefit of all our people’.

“We are very happy with the Prime Minister’s objective for Fiji to ‘become a nation where we celebrate and unite in our similarities’. By working closely together we can achieve greater results.”

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