FHTA Celebrates Andrews’ Prestigious Award

FHTA Celebrates Andrews’ Prestigious Award

Suva, Fiji – March 14, 2024 – The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association (FHTA) proudly celebrates the remarkable achievement of Steven Andrews, Vice-President of the FHTA Board of Directors, who has been honoured with the prestigious OUTRIGGER General Manager of the Year award. This accolade recognizes Steven’s exceptional leadership and contributions to the hospitality industry, particularly in his role as General Manager at Castaway Island Resort.

Given his unwavering dedication and outstanding performance, FHTA expresses no surprise at Steven’s well-deserved recognition. His leadership has significantly contributed to making Castaway Island Resort a preferred holiday destination in Fiji and on the global stage.

Steven’s strategic vision and effective management have played a pivotal role in steering Castaway Island Resort to unparalleled success, despite facing renovation challenges in early 2023. The resort achieved its best financial performance ever, surpassing targets by an impressive margin of over 20%, showcasing Steven’s exceptional leadership skills and business acumen.

Furthermore, Steven has been commended for his commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, aligning the resort’s operations with sustainable practices and community engagement. This reflects Castaway Island’s dedication to responsible tourism and environmental stewardship, areas where Fiji has been increasingly focused.

FHTA CEO Fantasha Lockington stated, “We are immensely proud of Steven Andrews’ achievement as the OUTRIGGER General Manager of the Year. His dedication, strategic vision, and commitment to excellence have contributed to Castaway Island Resort’s success and elevated Fiji’s tourism industry on a global platform. Steven’s leadership is exemplary, and we congratulate him on this prestigious award.”

The recognition of Steven Andrews as the General Manager of the Year further solidifies Fiji’s position as a standout destination in the hospitality industry, showcasing the exceptional talent and leadership within the country’s tourism sector.