FHTA Announces More HOTEC and Symposium

FHTA Announces More HOTEC and Symposium<br>Sponsors

The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association has today announced that New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has signed on as Gold Sponsor for the HOTEC Tradeshow and the Tourism Talanoa Symposium.

HOTEC is returning after a lapse of two years and is scheduled for 27 & 28 October 2022 at the Denarau Island Convention Centre at the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort.

The event is mainly for Suppliers to the Hospitality Industry to showcase their products and services to the tourism industry.

The Tourism Talanoa Symposium is a new addition to the tourism industry event with the theme of “Working towards a Sustainable, Marketable, Agile, Resilient and Travel-ready (SMART) Industry” and will run concurrently with HOTEC.

NZTE – Te Taurapa Tūhono is the New Zealand government’s international business development agency. As part of its sponsorship, NZTE will be hosting a New Zealand – Made with Care cocktail event at the conference and a trade booth showcasing premium New Zealand products to the Fiji resort sector.

“Like Fiji, Aotearoa New Zealand shares a special connection to the land and sea. It’s a relationship founded on care, respect and an understanding that when nature thrives, we all thrive” said David Dewar, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to the Pacific.

“NZTE is proud to showcase the flavours and products of New Zealand at HOTEC, which are all Made with Care,” said Mr Dewar #NZMadewithCare

FHTA Chief Executive Officer Fantasha Lockington says, “FHTA is pleased to welcome NZTE on board for this year’s HOTEC and Tourism Talanoa Symposium.”

Mrs Lockington adds, “This year’s events are all about providing an opportunity to reconnect suppliers with hoteliers post-COVID and introduce new and direct supply paths to the industry.”

Mr Dewar said that the Fiji hotel and tourism sector’s success in rebounding from the COVID pandemic has been genuinely inspiring. “Fiji is renowned as a world leader in providing quality, safe and sustainable tourism, where the visitor experience is second to none”

“We are looking forward to bringing a taste of Aotearoa to Fiji and partnering with the resort sector to help it continue delivering the world-class experiences and values that travellers in the post-COVID world expect from premium markets like Fiji” he added.

Along with NZTE, FHTA also confirms that Fiji Times, Aqua Pacific and Sharma’s Music Centre have come on board as event partners for HOTEC and Symposium.

If you are interested in being a part of FHTA HOTEC 2022 or FHTA Tourism Talanoa 2022, email info@fhta.com.fj for more information.