Australian tourists prefer Fiji, says Stoeckel

Australian tourists prefer Fiji, says Stoeckel

The Fiji Times – 12th October, 2018

AUSTRALIANS still prefer holidaying in Fiji despite stiff competition from destinations such as Bali, Indonesia, says Tourism Fiji CEO Matthew Stoeckel.

He made the comment during a presentation on the tourism industry at the 2018 Fiji Australia Business Forum last week.

“Through our research we know that 63 per cent of Australians say they will take a holiday to a beach or island destination in the next two years — so we’re still relevant among the considerations people make to take a holiday,” he said. Read more:

Media Release – InterContinental Fiji Wins Top Honours As Australasia’s 2018 Leading Family Resort

Media Release – InterContinental Fiji Wins Top Honours As Australasia’s 2018 Leading Family Resort

(NATADOLA, FIJI) Tuesday 9th October 2018 – InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is honoured to be awarded as Australasia’s Leading Family Resort at the 25th prestigious 2018 Annual World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony; held on 3rd September at the InterContinental Grand Standford Hong Kong. Find more: Media Release – InterContinental Fiji Wins Top Honours As Australasia’s 2018 Leading Family Resort

HOTEC 2018 Tradeshow | Sponsorship Opportunities

HOTEC 2018 Tradeshow | Sponsorship Opportunities

HOTEC is Fiji’s biggest annual exposition by local and international suppliers to the hospitality industry whose sole purpose is to create a platform for these suppliers to show case their products and services to the local hoteliers in creating and building on business relationships and connecting with existing and potential business clients.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship is the Industry Leaders’ privilege, through which the image of the sponsoring company is enhanced and the company itself is directly connected in the event. A company’s participation in the event as a sponsor constitutes the utmost integrated means for an effective presentation of the company. Moreover, by selecting the appropriate sponsorship category, the sponsors reinforce their message to the visitors and the whole intended audience of the exhibition as it makes their stand more popular and fully differentiate themselves from the competitors.

Sponsorship Categories
Monetary Sponsors:

  • Gold – exclusively to one company: $25,000
  • Silver – open to two companies: $10,000
  • Bronze – open to 3 companies: $5,000

Product Partners: (contact the event coordinator for any of the following)

  • Media Partner
  • Sound System Partner
  • Entertainment
  • Bottled Water Provider

Download your copy of the HOTEC Sponsorship Package_2018 and see how you can get your business involved TODAY!!

For more information please contact the Cheryl Chow-Fong – Event Coordinator on +679 330 2980 or email to

HOTEC 2018 Tradeshow | Extra Delegates

HOTEC 2018 Tradeshow | Extra Delegates

Register for an Extra Delegate

Bring the team at only $650 per person (FJD)

Extra Delgate Packages include;

● 1 x additional chair per additional delegate
● 1 x Delegate Name Badge per delegate
● Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea for the 2 day trade show
● Access to all free events associated with HOTEC 2018
● 1 x Ticket for the Networking Cocktail on the final evening Read more

HOTEC 2018 Tradeshow | Exhibitors

HOTEC 2018 Tradeshow | Exhibitors


Fiji’s largest trade event for the tourism and hospitality sectors, HOTEC, takes place from 1st to 2nd November 2018 at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau, Fiji.

The event is an unparalleled opportunity for local and international business people in the hospitality, equipment, food & beverage, food service, and packaging industries to scope local markets, establish new trade relationships and broaden their presence within Fiji.

Show highlights include its scope, with approximately 30 national and international exhibitors in the largest convention space in Fiji cementing its place as the premier opportunity to exhibit to those who matter. A floor space stretching across a total area of 18,891 sq ft (1,755m²), HOTEC will boast exhibitors relevant to all aspects of the hospitality, food service and, hotel and accommodation industry.

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Dry Spell Alert

Dry Spell Alert

Disaster Management Office, 31 August, 2018 – This email serves to inform you on  the current dry weather condition.

  • The Meteorological Drought Information Bulletin issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service on August 3rd indicated July 2018 was significantly drier than normal across the Western Division and majority of the Northern division. The dry conditions extends to cover islands in the Eastern Division including Vunisea, Matuku and Lakeba that experienced less than half the normal rainfall recorded.
  • The Fiji Meteorological Service has put forward a Meteorological drought Watch that expands to cover 3-months timescale after drier than normal July. Meteorological Watch basically means that rainfall generally fall within the lowest 40% but excluding the lowest 25% of the historical record.
·        Timescale Sites in Meteorological Drought Sites in Meteorological Drought Warning Status Sites in Meteorological Drought Watch
3-month Labasa Airport, Penang Mill and Rotuma Matei Airfield and Seaqaqa Navua, Nacocolevu, Monasavu, Savusavu and Lakeba
6-month Matei Airfield, Savusavu Airfield and Rotuma Navua
12-month Savusavu Airfield Matei Airfield Rotuma

Source: Fiji Meteorological Service Climate Division.

  • The Divisional Commissioners are closely monitoring the situation on the ground. The NDMO requests clusters and partners to be prepared for emergency response upon request should there be a drought declared. For now water authority and commissioner’s office are carting water to the affected areas. We will keep you informed on the situation

Respectfully, for your information and necessary actions.

Further queries contact:

Prishika Nadan | A/SAO
National Disaster Management Office | Headquarters
Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development, National Disaster Management & Meteorological Services
3313400/ 3216450