Qantas codeshare with Cathay to foster competition, expand route options on behind/beyond networks

Qantas codeshare with Cathay to foster competition, expand route options on behind/beyond networks

Blue Swan Daily – Friday 15th February 2019.

Qantas provided (11-Feb-2019) additional information to Australia‘s International Air Services Commission regarding its codeshare proposal with Cathay Pacific on the Australia-Hong Kong routes. Highlights of the codeshare proposal include:

  • Only allow codeshare seats to be sold in conjunction with through journeys to behind/beyond destinations, and will not permit each carrier to sell codeshare airfares solely between Australia and Hong Kong;Read more…

Review platforms have major influence on hotel bookings for business trips

Review platforms have major influence on hotel bookings for business trips

Blue Swan Daily – Friday – February 15th 2019.

Consumer power is increasing as digitisation is on the rise. Platforms with consumer reviews exert an influence on buying decisions. That applies to the travel industry too, as in the case of hotel reviews and bookings, for instance. 28 percent of the 2180 business travellers from 24 countries surveyed by AirPlus essentially choose their hotel based on guest reviews. A further 58 percent are guided in their choice of hotel by reviews at least some of the time.Read more…

Accident Compensation Workshop

Accident Compensation Workshop

The workshop objective is to assist members to understand and fully appreciate the new Accident Compensation Act 2017, the Accident Compensation (Third Party Insurance) Regulations 2017, the role of the Accident Compensation Commission Fiji (ACCF) and how the applications of the amendments affect HR policies.
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Tourism Fiji Adds Two Cities to Southeast Asia Roadshow

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Tourism Fiji – Thursday 14th February 2019.

In 2019 Tourism Fiji added two cities, Singapore and Malaysia, to its Southeast Asia roadshow. The roadshow was held on 14th and 16th January to establish a presence in the region and create meaningful engagement with in-market trade partners.

The two events trained Singaporean and Malaysian trade partners about Fiji’s tourism and its products. The meetings were attended by industry professionals.

Tourism Fiji Chief Executive, Matthew Stoeckel said, “Both Singapore and Malaysia are important strategic markets for Tourism Fiji, and we continue to invest in promotional activities in the region. In 2018 visitor arrivals from Singapore and Malaysia grew by 20% and we expect strong growth to continue in 2019.”

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5 Key Areas Of Interest: MOU Between Fiji And China

5 Key Areas Of Interest: MOU Between Fiji And China

Fiji Sun – 13th February 2019.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between China and Fiji under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) focuses on five key areas of mutual interest between the two countries, a Government minister said in Parliament.

Premila Kumar, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, said the memorandum, which was signed last year on November 12, had various components including trade and economic relations.Read more…

Calling Into Port Of Three Cruise Liners Cause Hype In Suva

Calling Into Port Of Three Cruise Liners Cause Hype In Suva

Fiji Sun – 13th February,2019.

Suva was a hype of activities last week as three cruise liners called into Kings Wharf over three consecutive days from February 5 to 7.

Bermuda cruise liner Golden Princess called into the Suva Port on Tuesday February 5 carrying in a total of 2670 tourists and 1064 crew members.

The cruise ship had initially called into Port Denarau on February 4 prior to berthing into the Suva King’s wharf.

Vessel agents Kenua Fiji Manager Leone Naivalu confirmed that the vessel was the third cruise liner under Kenua Fiji’s watch to have called into the country this year.Read more…

REMINDER: Update of Private Company Names

REMINDER: Update of Private Company Names

KPMG, 11 February 2019 – The Office of the Registrar of Companies (ROC) recently issued a public notice in respect of the inclusion of the words “Pte Limited” or the abbreviation “Pte Ltd” at the end of a company name for all existing private companies in compliance with Section 726(2) of the Companies Act 2015 (Act).

The ROC notice advises that it is not mandatory under the Act to obtain a new certificate after the change, however should companies wish to obtain a certificate to reflect the updated name, it must lodge Form A6 together with the company special resolution.

The ROC advises that no fee is applicable for this lodgement.

Source: Flash Report Issue 4 of 2019 – ROC notice