Galoa Women

Galoa women turning trash into cash

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In Fiji, a group of 15 dedicated women has been doing their part to create a circular economy by turning plastic trash into cash. Based in the coastal village of Galoa, the Bulikula Women’s Plastics Group was formed four years ago.  With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), […]

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Fiji Airways

Flights to Noumea soon

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Fiji Airways has launched its newest international route to New Caledonia’s capital, Noumea. “We are very excited about the prospects of this new route”, said Fiji Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Viljoen. The first flight to La Tontouta International Airport in Noumea will be on Thursday 30th November and starting 7th December, […]

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Fiji Airways A350

Fiji Airways welcomes new aircraft

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Fiji Airways welcomed its newest aircraft with a grand celebration in Nadi this week. The brand new aircraft named ‘Island of Beqa’ is the third A350 to join the Fiji Airways fleet. Company Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Andre Viljoen said: “The A350 with its superior cabin, significant fuel savings and substantial cargo […]

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Nukubati

Nukubati – Macuata’s sustainability pioneers

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti When your parents are passionate about the environment and you are surrounded by unspoiled scenery, it is easy to appreciate what the land, the ocean, and its custodians have to offer. Lara Meliki Vokai was born into the hospitality industry; her family’s business, Nukubati – Great Sea Reef off Vanua Levu, is […]

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Pacific Harbour Beach

Navua, Deuba and Pacific Harbour

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By Kite Pareti The Navua-Deuba/Pacific Harbour area is an hour’s drive from Suva and Sigatoka. It has a thriving community of nearly 20,000 residents and is home to veteran soccer legend Patrick Wise and rugby star Waisea Nayacalevu.  It is a place of pilgrimage for many local families and friends looking for a welcoming beachside […]

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Fijian Tourism Expo 2023

Fiji Tourism Convention to be held in November

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Tourism Fiji says the Fiji Tourism Convention will be held on November 2nd this year.  The Convention will be bringing together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss and deliberate the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the sector.  At the recent Fijian Tourism Expo 2023, Deputy Prime Minister Viliame Gavoka shared the importance of […]

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Nausori water taxi

Nausori: History on the river

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Nausori was declared a town in 1931 but is rich in a history that started well before that time. It is the site of Fiji’s first sugar refining company, a place of remembrance for the people who died aboard the Syria and those who came to the rescue of passengers, and the […]

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Akshay Singh

TEDxNadi: Be a force for good

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What more can be done and what can we do better? These were the questions posed by Akshay Singh, during his Ted talk in Nadi last February.  Originally from New Delhi, India, Singh has played a key role in advancing sustainable tourism throughout the Pacific – in the Cook Islands, PNG and Fiji.  “My greatest […]

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Tourism Fiji

Promoting Fiji in the China market

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Tourism Fiji, Fiji Airways and Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider, have signed a three-year strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote Fiji as a destination in the Greater China market. The three parties will collaborate on travel marketing initiatives, products, and data, and fully optimise travel experience for tourists in Fiji. Fiji […]

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Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways to begin direct flights to Canberra

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Fiji Airways is set to begin direct flights between Canberra and Nadi, Fiji, with the option for capital city flyers to head onwards to Los Angeles, San Francisco and even Vancouver. The national airline will join officials from Canberra Airport and the ACT and Fiji governments on Friday April 14 to formally launch the flights, […]

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First travellers from China since Covid

Fiji welcomes back travellers from China

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Celebration was in the air this weekend as Fiji welcomed the first group of travellers from Hong Kong after a hiatus of almost three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coinciding with the Hong Kong 7’s, which is Fiji’s ‘home ground away from home’, the national carrier set off for Hong Kong and brought back […]

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Fantasha Lockington and Lenora Qereqeretabua

Recycling, a priority in Fiji’s tourism industry

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“Tourism and sustainability go hand in hand, and recycling plays a vital role in reducing waste and preserving our environment and eventually our planet. But we also want to look at ways to do more than just make recycling a priority in the tourism industry.” That was the message from Fantasha Lockington, Fiji Hotel and […]

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ANZ Excellence in Tourism Awards

Fiji tourism workers acknowledged

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Twenty-two dedicated businesses and individuals were acknowledged at the 2023 ANZ Excellence in Tourism Awards last weekend. “When you consider that just over a year ago that despite healthy optimism, there was also so much uncertainty and pressure on the industry to deliver the best that it could once it reopened; it is a remarkable […]

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ANZ Fiji Tourism Awards

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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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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Pacific tourism workers resilient in adversity

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Pacific researchers assessing the wellbeing of tourism-reliant communities in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands amid the COVID-19 pandemic have found these communities are mainly resilient in the face of adversity. Professor Regina Scheyvens and Dr Apisalome Movono’s ongoing study “Measuring the Well-being of Tourism-Reliant Communities in the South Pacific during the COVID-19 pandemic” […]

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Sabeto Zipline

TikTok Stardom: Prasad showcases Fiji

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Fijian internet sensation Shaheel Shermont Prasad will be strutting his stuff in various tourism hotspots in and around Nadi, showcasing Fiji’s beauty and outlining various tourism experiences, says Tourism Fiji. Shermont captured the attention of the world, when his videos, showing him emulating high fashion parades while barefoot, and adorned with inanimate objects such as […]

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