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Fiji Fringe Festival: Artists guide

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The Fiji Fringe Festival this week released its artists guide, with details of the performers who will be appearing at the event, which runs in Suva from 25th February till the 4th of March. Fiji Traveller is proud to be a sponsor of the festival. Look out for our profiles of the performers and activities […]

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Fiji Tourism

Fiji, where happiness comes naturally

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Tourism Fiji is welcoming 2023 with a new brand platform, ‘Where happiness comes naturally’. Fiji’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Viliame Gavoka, says, “It makes me immensely proud to share what makes us special with the world.” “The pandemic was hard on Fiji, but to see the […]

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Jordan Rooks

Fiji Fringe Festival: Jordan Rooks

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“Magic is an art form that can touch every sense; it can be created without language barriers, and I hope that when people see a magic show, they get to really know me and where I come from and become part of the magic of life.” Fiji can expect to see an international magician perform […]

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Fiji Fringe Festival: MATA Dance Company

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“We are excited to be witnessing so many different art forms that make up Fiji’s creative industry. We are also looking forward to watching and supporting our fellow artists in the festival and celebrating their unique contributions to our arts industry.” Expect an electric performance at the Fiji Fringe Festival from Fiji’s own hip-hop dance […]

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Handcrafted Fijian wooden bowl

Suva hotel supports local artisans

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Custom, handcrafted Tanoas, or Fijian bowls, will be displayed across restaurants and bars at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva with the aim to elevate guest experience. IHG says the handmade wooden bowls are a testament to the Ministry of Forestry’s joint efforts with local Fijian villages in upskilling carvers to create sustainable income opportunities […]

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Komal Kumar with her Simone Veil Award

Fijian activist Komal Kumar recognised in Paris

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Fijian activist Komal Kumar has received the 2022 Simone Veil Prize for Gender Equality. Kumar is a strong advocate in climate change, ethics, feminism and politics, and was selected for the Prize by the French Embassy in Fiji in March last year. Kumar said she felt very humbled and grateful to have accepted the award […]

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Mana Coffee

Grab a cuppa with Mana Coffee

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A new grab-and-go cafe, Mana Coffee, has opened on the ground floor of ANZ House at the capital’s bustling Victoria Parade, targeting busy working professionals in downtown Suva. “We’re thrilled to now be located in the heart of Suva, where the coffee culture is truly alive,” Mue Bentley Fisher, Co-Director of Mana Coffee said. The […]

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Nominees announced for Fiji Tourism Awards

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The 55 nominees for the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2022 have been announced ahead of the nation’s tourism awards gala night late next month. The theme of the event is “Celebrating Resilience and Recovery in Tourism” and ties in with the judges’ view that the finalists are a diverse and balanced group, all worthy […]

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Digital Land of Games Photo Exhibition

Entering the ‘Digital Land of Games’

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti A sports photography exhibition currently on show in Suva, The Digital Land of Games, pays homage to the various landscapes that sports touch. The exhibition, which you can see at the Alliance Francaise, is a crossroads between sports and culture, and also serves as a prelude to the Olympic Games, to be […]

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Dr. Katrina Iggleston

Bringing Fiji’s Museum closer to young people

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Fiji’s newly re-opened museum is focusing on bringing young people closer to its collection through a pioneering workshop programme called museums, objects, and culture. The Fiji Museum’s Head of Special Projects, Dr. Katrina Iggleston, says the workshop looks into how youth can be more empowered and engaged in a museum setting, in […]

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TEDxSuva

Nadi to welcome a ‘meeting of the minds’

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“In opening minds to different ideas, different perspectives, different ways of seeing life, then we create more possibilities for greater understanding, a mentally healthier community in many ways,” says Kitiana Chute, co-organiser of TEDxNadi. Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally-organised events around the world that bring communities together to share experiences. TEDxNadi […]

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Sunset Sessions Fiji

Fiji celebrates record visitor arrivals for December 22

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Fiji visitor arrival numbers for December surpassed pre-COVID levels according to figures released by the Bureau of Statistics this week. A total of 75,580 visitors (102% of 2019) landed in Fiji last month. December also recorded the highest ever number of Australian travellers in a month, with 42,304 coming to Fiji, exceeding September 2022 which […]

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Rise Beyond the Reef

Resort supports income for rural communities

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InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Rise Beyond the Reef have partnered to further support income generation for rural communities in Fiji. Lachlan Walker, IHG’s Area General South Pacific, says the partnership allows the resort to make a positive impact in the lives of indigenous artisans across the country, while allowing visitors to build a deeper […]

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Fiji Airways

New baggage policy to offer more convenience

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A new “piece based baggage policy” adopted by Fiji Airways will offer guests more convenient travel with less bulky luggage. The national carrier is moving away from the weight based policy for Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands to enhance the experience for guests and to make baggage handling easier for them. […]

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USP Visual Project

Duo stamps mark with innovative project

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Two Fiji university students have launched an innovative project to provide better aid to the visually impaired. The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Shahil Prasad and Salveen Deo garnered praise from lecturers and students alike for their assistive device that can detect objects and computes the details to produce an audio text output that […]

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Paea Nawaqatabu

Nawaqatabu shares her love of language

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Fijian polyglot, Paea Nawaqatabu is looking to publish a new Japanese language book for Pacific Islanders. Learning a new language can be quite a task, so the 27-year-old college student wants to ease the load by making a short, introductory guide. “As an islander, I struggled learning (Japanese) the first time because I wasn’t a […]

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Musician Knox

Knox’s Deeper Sounds, Deeper Connections

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By Rowena Singh Deeper Sounds, Deeper Connections is a Pacific-Australian project which shares the unique music of the Pacific with the world. Working with groups of musicians across the region, it captures traditional instruments, melodies, songs and voices, and distils them into sample packs for DJs, producers, film makers, music makers and Australian music schools.  Fiji’s […]

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Coral Coast 7s

Coral Coast 7s returns

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Fiji’s CORAL COAST SEVENS returns after a two-year absence in 2023 with a strong line up, a big name ambassador, and renewed financial support. The 11 year old tournament which gathers premium Fijian rugby talent in one place for the benefit of Fiji Rugby selectors, was postponed due to COVID. The tournament will field an […]

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Pacific Island Food Revolution

Pacific Island Food Revolution Season 3 underway

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The third season of a popular South Pacific cooking show is set to be released in early 2023. With over 5 million weekly television viewers, Pacific Island Food Revolution is screened in 12 Pacific Island countries. PIFR chair and co-host Robert Oliver says production for Season 3 took three weeks, with five participating countries – […]

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Suva - A History and Guide by Rob Kay and the late Albert Schutz

First Suva guidebook revamped

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After 44 years, Fiji’s first guidebook on its capital city, Suva, returns with a revamped version. The authors of Suva – A History and Guide have expanded coverage to over 200 pages. This includes detailed information on neighborhood attractions, restaurants, cafes, shopping, heritage buildings and Suva’s flourishing cultural and nightlife scenes. The new edition features […]

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Port Denarau Marina

Superyachts to flock to South Pacific

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A significant number of superyachts will visit the South Pacific over the next two years, says Cynthia Rasch, director of Port Denarau, Fiji’s award-winning marina. Port Denarau Marina and Tourism Fiji attended the world’s premier Yacht Show in Monaco late September which drew around 35,000 guests featuring more than 450 top luxury yacht brands and […]

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Toorak Central

Toorak Neighbourhood Guide

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The opening of Toorak Central in an historic part of Suva has bought fresh attention to the changing neighbourhood. Once known as the place to procure after-midnight longnecks and steak and egg (or curry and cassava) fry-ups from the infamous Sunia Cama’s, it is now attracting a new style of retailer. Bordered by the Colonial […]

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Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways honoured at 2022 World Airline Awards

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Fiji Airways took home the award for Best Airline Staff Service – Australia & Pacific at the World Airline Awards, held September 23 in London. It is the second time passengers have chosen Fiji Airways for this top prize. The airline also won the award in 2019. The award assess all frontline service contact points […]

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African tulip

A greener future for tourism in Fiji?

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By Anne Moorhead Recently I arrived back in Fiji after nearly two years away. One of the first changes I noticed, on the drive from Nadi to Suva, was the proliferation of the African tulip tree. It’s a beautiful tree, with huge scarlet flowers – hence its introduction a few decades ago as a garden […]

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