Media Release – 24 January 2020
Tourism Fiji is excited to announce Mr Amos Abhishek Daniel of Captain Cook Cruises Fiji as its first Bulanaire for 2020! Phase two of the campaign launched in November 2019 following the success of the Bulanaires 2019 campaign.
Phase two of the program has been extended to Fiji’s tourism operators to nominate a member of their team to become a Bulanaire and participate directly in the campaign.
Amos was nominated by Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Managing Director, Ms. Jacqueline Charlton who said, “He is the most passionate, articulate and dedicated Marine Biologist. He has the big bula smile and goes above and beyond to ensure our passengers have a fun, meaningful experience in Fiji.
Ms Charlton added, “He has worked with us since completing his studies and thrown himself into life aboard Reef Endeavour and at Tivua Island by not only guiding and lecturing to our passengers about the ocean, but also participating with the crew in Cultural dance and activities. This is illustrated by constant mentions by name in our feedback forms and online review forums.”
Amos, who hails from the soccer-crazed town of Ba in the Western Division, is the eldest in his family and has two other siblings. When asked what’s the best part of his job, Amos replied, “Teaching guests more about the ocean and seeing the excitement on their faces when they go snorkelling or diving and can identify the various fish or coral that they have learnt about. It’s really very rewarding for me to be able to impart that knowledge and share that with guests.”
Tourism Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Matthew Stoeckel said, “We’re excited to have Amos as our first Bulanaire and look forward to working with him and the team at Captain Cook Cruises Fiji this year. We cannot wait to share Fiji’s Bula Spirit with the world through our Bulanaires Campaign and celebrate the amazing role they play in our tourism industry.”
The selected Bulanaires will work with Tourism Fiji to help share the ‘Bula Spirit’ with the world and reinforce why Fiji is the place where happiness finds you. To nominate a Bulanaire, please visit fiji.travel/Bulanaires.
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