Port Denarau Marina in conjunction with Tourism Fiji was once again part of the Monaco Yacht Show which was hosted at the iconic Port Hercules in Monaco late September 2019. The event is the world leader event for superyachting and has been hosted since 1991. Port Denarau Marina has been part of this event since the past 9 years.
This year there were five participants at the show from Fiji, Cynthia Rasch, General Manager Port Denarau Marina, Nigel Skeggs, Director Port Denarau Marina, David Jamieson, Managing Director Yacht Help, Sisa Koyamaibole and Tom Lawakeli, French Rugby Clubs as Fiji ambassadors.
For the first time, Port Denarau Marina collaborated with Tourism Tahiti to bring Monaco Yacht Shows first ever South Pacific stand. This long waited partnership finally came to fruition as both Tahiti and Fiji offer world-class yachting cruising grounds for superyachts which is rich in culture, people, colorful reefs with pristine waters and marine life, offering total privacy away from shutterbugs and paparazzis. Read more
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is proud to be appointed as Australia & Oceania’s Luxury Family Beach Resort at the 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards™ Gala Ceremony hosted on 12 October at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel and SantaPark in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland.
Founded in 2006, the World Luxury Hotel Awards™ is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition voted for by discerning travelers and industry stakeholders.
The Fiji Islands is known as a place of happiness, home to people with a natural flair for hospitable experience and friendliness amidst beautiful natural scenery. Operating for ten years now, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort has strived tirelessly to combine this natural warmth of its team with international InterContinental Hotels Group service standards to create a service culture that truly cares for each and every guest that arrives on the sunny shores of Natadola Bay. Read more…
Since May 2009, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has established the Resort’s position as the premium holiday destination of choice for guests of all ages, with its sincere commitment to excellence and enhanced luxurious guest experiences in the travel industry. Read more….
A 5-STAR boutique resort has won the 2019 Luxury Private Pool Villa Continent Winner, Australia and Oceania at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Taveuni Palms Resort, Fiji also for the fourth consecutive year won the exclusive, “Signum Virtutis”, the Seal of Excellence, at the 2019 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards in the Hotels and Resorts sector. Read more..
Former Government assistant minister and Fijian paralympic champion, Iliesa Delana, has been endorsed ambassador for Sailing4Handicaps in Fiji.
Sailing4Handicaps on board catamaran Imagine donated $100,000 worth of prosthetic parts for local amputees at the Port Denarau marina at the beginning of this month.
This presentation was a follow-up to their meeting with the Fiji Disabled Society and Ministry of Health where they discussed the need for prosthetics early this year.
Multiple Paralympic champions, Wojtek Czyz with his athlete wife Elena Brambilla are members of the Sailing4Handicaps team onboard the catamaran Imagine that sails the world to raise awareness and raise funds for the cause.
Executive assistant for Port Denarau Marina Vive Koyamaibole, said: “We are thankful to Wojtek and Eleina for the great work that they are doing for amputees around the world and we hope that the amputees in Fiji will have a refreshed view with the help from Sailing4Handicaps.” Read more…
Samoa Airways is rolling out a new ‘farm to plane’ menu showcasing more local produce and innovative Samoan cuisine.
The overhaul of the flight menu is part of an ongoing process in reviewing the entire inflight product service out of Samoa.
It is one of many changes that Samoa Airways General Manager Commercial Robert Rounds has initiated to meet evolving and changing customer expectations in a tough aviation market.
“This airline is about people and we want to ensure that our valued passengers receive a positive and authentic Samoan experience onboard Samoa Airways.” Rounds said,
“We’ve asked for a menu that reflects the vibrancy of Samoa’s culinary heritage and abundance of clean fresh food available locally. We also want to support our local economy of food growers and encourage healthy eating.” Read more..
Wananavu Beach Resort recently appointed George Cagilaba Rokolaqa as their new Sales and Marketing manager overseeing the daily operations of the resort’s Sales team.
Mr. Cagilaba, or Joji, as he is known by most people in the tourism industry, brings with him a wealth of experience. He was associated with the Warwick Fiji where he was the Marketing Executive for the resort located on the Warwick Fiji.
His experience includes Communications, Digital Marketing, and Administration.
He will work on overhauling the Wananavu Beach Resort’s branding and introduce a rebranded product for the company.
“We are excited to have George be part of our team and assist us in our Sales and Marketing initiatives,” says Beato Dulunaqio, the Resort’s Manager. Read more…
The Fiji Airways are delighted that the inflight magazine, FijiTime, has been nominated in this year’s WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS in the category of World’s Leading Inflight Magazine.
The World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. If you enjoy our inflight magazine, we would be grateful for your support. Every vote counts and we compete against four other magazines. Your vote and your continued readership of FijiTime means the world to us. A simple registration is needed to vote. Voting closes October 20, so get voting and spread the word with your family and friends. The more votes, the higher our chances of winning.
Finnair and Fiji Airways have agreed on a new codeshare partnership between Helsinki and Nadi in Fiji via three gateways served by the airline. Its code will be added to Fiji Airways’ flights between Hong Kong, Singapore, Narita and Nadi, offering an exotic new destination for Finnair customers in the South Pacific.
The carrier’s flight numbers will later be added to Fiji’s flights between San Francisco, Los Angeles and Nadi. The new codeshare flights can now be booked for travel starting from 27 October onwards.
Ole Orvér, chief commercial officer at Finnair said: “This cooperation is unique as it will allow Finnair customers to purchase around-the-world routings under our code for the very first time, using a combination of gateways in Asia and on the US West Coast. We would also like to warmly welcome Fiji Airways’ customers to enjoy the wonders of Finland and the Nordics.” Read more..
United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until Jan. 6, as regulators continue to extensively review proposed software changes to the grounded plane.
The company said it expects to cancel more than 8,000 flights for October, November, December and the first few days of January and that it will monitor regulatory updates and make adjustments accordingly. Among other U.S. airlines that operate the MAX, Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) has canceled flights through Jan. 5, while American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) has extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15. Read more…
The Fiji Revenue & Customs Service (FRCS) has undertaken major reforms through its transformation journey in the last few years to facilitate cross border
trade and expedite movement, release and clearance of goods.These measures have had a beneficial effect to the overall transaction cost and the time associated with import, export and transshipment of goods through our borders.Trade facilitation is particularly important for developing countries like Fiji, enhancing smooth flow of goods and people.It not only directly impacts economic activity and multiplier effects but helps grows the economy and tax base.
Setting up of Customs Clearance Facilitation Committee A high level border agency committee has been set-up at every major Customs seaport
and airport under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer.The members include senior officials from our key stakeholders including government
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Fiji is renowned for its tourism services and yields a lot of growth from this industry. Tourism has exploded since the 1980s and is the leading economic activity in the islands.Industry performance With this, it is vital for our country to keep track of the performance of our tourism industry and monitor any movements on a monthly and annual basis. Our major arrivals are Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Pacific Islands, Continental Europe and
China.The visitor arrivals for August 2019 totalled 88,834, an increase of 0.2 percent compared to a year earlier.
Jessan Doton is one determined young woman and has taken on a huge challenge as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Radisson Blu Resort Fiji.
A wealth of experience from a journalist to working for our national carrier Fiji Airways, Ms Doton has never shied away from any responsibility given to her.
Ms Doton is no stranger to the tourism industry.Already she has knuckled to one of the most difficult job at any resort or hotel, and that ismaking sure the rooms at the resort are filled with visitors.This is no easy feat but she has taken the fight head on.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15, running contrary to the U.S. planemaker’s promises that the grounded jets would be flying again before the year-end.
The largest U.S. airline, which had previously canceled about 140 flights a day through Dec. 3, upped its estimate for the impact of the groundings on third-quarter pre-tax profit to $140 million, $15 million more than a previous estimate.Read more…