FHTA Secretariat

Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association has a full time Secretariat at its Gorrie Street office to manage the operations of the Association.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Fantasha Lockington

Fantasha Lockington

Fantasha Lockington joined FHTA as Chief Executive Officer in Jan 2017.

Until her arrival at FHTA she was the General Manager Customer Relations at the Housing Authority of Fiji for over 6 years responsible for loans, sales, products & service.

She had previously worked with Air Pacific (now Fiji Airways) for over 20 years where she was the Manager Product Development and Marketing Services before moving to Blue Lagoon Cruises a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Ltd as the Director Global Marketing. She brings over 30 years of tourism & service experience to her new position along with key insight of public sector and stakeholder relationships.

She holds an MBA from the University of the South Pacific with Management & Marketing qualifications specific to the service and airline industry.

Members can contact Ms Lockington on:

Email: exec@fhta.com.fj

Phone: 3302448

Mobile: 9926980

Executive Officer

Litia Mario

Mrs Litia Mario

Litia Mario joins us with over 10 years of administrative and management experience, following seven years working as a computer programmer.

She started with sports events management on behalf of Fiji Hockey and Oceania Hockey and continued this while working for the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organisation and later establishing and managing the office for the Fiji College of General Practitioners.
Her most recent post was that of Corporate Services Manager for the British High Commission, Suva which saw her oversee a small staff and manage the finance, administration, human resources and property management aspects of the local operation.

Members can contact Ms Mario on:

Email: eo@fhta.com.fj

Phone: 3302980 | 3302975

Mobile: 8363359

Events and Communications Officer (ECO)

Cheryl Chow

Cheryl Chow

Cheryl Chow joined the FHTA Team in 2009 as an intern after graduating from the University of the South Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tourism Studies and Management & Public Administration.

As FHTA’s Communications Officer, Ms Chow provides assistance and support to the CEO through a variety of organisational and communications-related tasks to ensure the efficient promotion of the Association and assistance with its Membership.

She is also the person for members to get in touch with about changes to contact details, help with login updates to member listings on the FHTA website and requests to be included in FHTA email distribution lists.

Ms Chow is also the Events Coordinator, ensuring the successful delivery of FHTA’s main events portfolio, including the annual Dive Fiji EXPO, Annual General Meeting and HOTEC tradeshow.

Members can contact Ms Chow on:

Email: admin@fhta.com.fj

Phone: 3302980 | 3302975

Finance Officer (FO)

Alvina Narayan

Alvina Narayan joined the FHTA Team in 2012 as Finance Officer.
Alvina Narayan

Ms Narayan joined the FHTA Team in 2012 as Finance Officer. Her goal is to ensure that the FHTA Accounting and ICT systems enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization through accurate and timely records and reports.

Ms Narayan is responsible for establishing and maintaining financial management systems and procedures for the effective planning and implementation of FHTA activities, including program budgets and disbursement of activity funds. She oversee all areas of finance including: Payroll, Accounts payable and receivables, Cash Management, General Ledger, FAR, Banking and Reconciliations, Yearly Budget, Monthly Board Financials, Taxation. Ms Narayan brings more than 10 years in financial business experience to her role, and is currently pursuing Degree in Bachelor of Arts and Fiji Institute of Accountant Course.

Ms Narayan is also the training coordinator responsible for the scheduling of the annual training calendar, conduct training needs assessment within the industry for Members and oversee the training function.

She is also responsible for providing information and assistance with applications for new Members to the Association.

Members can contact Ms Narayan on:

Email: accounts@fhta.com.fj

Phone: 3302980 | 3302975

Administration & Research Officer (ARO)

Tareguci Sigarua

Mrs Tareguci Sigarua

Mrs Sigarua joined the Secretariat Team in August 2018 as an intern. She graduated from the University of the South Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tourism Studies and Economics in 2009.

Previously worked with the International Ocean Institute – Pacific Islands / School of Marine Studies, USP for 5 years responsible for research, socio-economic reports, financial and administrative support, organized trainings, workshops and conferences.

As FHTA’s Administration Officer, Mrs Sigarua responsible for the general administration of the Secretariat in support of membership needs and services and providing a variety of administrative support including work permit letters and discounted airfares partnership with Fiji Airways for members benefits.

In the area of research, Mrs Sigarua will be the research resource for FHTA initiating and conducting research, surveys and data collection, collation and analysis for projects and in alignment with the role of FHTA ensuring accuracy and confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Members can contact Mrs Sigarua on:

Email: aro@fhta.com.fj

Phone: 3302980 | 3302975