Resort supports income for rural communities

Rise Beyond the Reef

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 connection with local Fijian communities.

The resort will use Rise Beyond The Reef (RBTR) products on every tabletop of the award-winning Navo Signature Restaurant, from table décor and centrepieces to hand-carved shell knives and shells from their Waitui Collection. Guests will be able to purchase all the tabletop items either at the restaurant itself or in the lobby.

The Resort will also promote RBTF products to all weddings, events and conferencing customers so that they can use products handcrafted by local artisans such as hand-woven mats, ornaments, accessories, delegate packs, table décor and wedding party favours for their special event.

“We aim to create a sustainable pathway…. that preserves and promotes traditional knowledge and culture … and ensuring geographically marginalised communities have access to some of the benefits of tourism,” Janet Lotawa, RBTF co-founder, says.

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