Tourism Fiji Proud to Support Ocean Swim Fiji Event for 2019

Tourism Fiji Proud to Support Ocean Swim Fiji Event for 2019

Media Release, Tourism Fiji – 16 August 2019

Tourism Fiji is pleased to support the Ocean Swim Fiji event that will take place from 22nd to 26th August. The event is proudly supported through Tourism Fiji’s Marquee Event Fund (MEF), which aims to develop more events in Fiji that attract international visitors to our shores.

Ocean Swim Fiji Event Director, Mr. Scott Rice said this year’s event has attracted close to 200 participants which includes new and returning competitors from last year. He also revealed that the event will feature a very special guest; Australian Olympic Gold medalist and swimming legend, Shane Gould! She is the only female swimmer to win five individual medals in a single Olympics.

“This event was created initially to raise awareness on the importance of water safety and helping to reduce the number of Fijians that die from drowning each year. We’re so thankful to the support from partners like Tourism Fiji who have made the event a reality and we’re incredibly excited about it!” said Mr. Rice.

Following a similar format as last year, registered participants choose between a 1 km or 3 km swims across three different locations: Tivua Island, Natadola Beach and Malamala Beach Club. There’s also an optional free day for participants to spend experiencing a village visit or trying out the thermal Sabeto Mud Pools.

Tourism Fiji Chief Executive Mr Matthew Stoeckel said, “The event was a booming success last year and is a great way for us to bring new visitors to Fiji and showcase some of the incredible tourism products we have here in Fiji. We’re extremely excited to welcome Ocean Swim participants to Fiji again this year and look forward to another successful event!”

Around a third of registered swimmers for this year’s event are returnees from last year and the team are excited to watch the growth of the event in 2019. To learn more about the event or read more visit www.oceanswimfiji.com

About Tourism Fiji: Tourism Fiji is the destination marketing organizational arm of the Fijian government agency responsible for marketing Fiji as the ideal destination for leisure travel globally. Tourism Fiji has established a presence in eight key markets around the globe, and its activities include advertising, public relations, media initiatives, trade shows, and programs for the tourism industry and consumer promotions to better showcase Fiji.

About Ocean Swim Fiji: The five-day luxury experience begins from 22-26 August in Fiji! Participants get to swim in crystal clear waters, relax on the beaches, enjoy hosted dinners and social events, attend exclusive swim clinics held by Olympic star Shane Gould. Both 1km and 3km swim options are available at three breathtaking island locations!

For more information please contact:

Ellen Magnus
Tourism Fiji
Communications Coordinator
Phone: (679) 6722433 Ext 3113
Mobile: (679) 7777912
Email: estolz@tourismfiji.com.fj

Naiyaga appointed Port Denarau Marina independent director

Naiyaga appointed Port Denarau Marina independent director

Fiji Sun – Thursday 15th August,2019.

Company managing director Nigel Skeggs said: “We appointed Mr Naiyaga be cause of his great experience and skills in the Financial market and being an ac countant, he would move the Marina board for ward.” Mr Skeggs said Mr Naiyaga’s appointment will be announced on Fri day during the company’s board meeting in Nadi. He further added they are looking for an other board member and that they already have some potential cadets. The
appointment would be announced soon.

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3 Permanent Secretaries appointed

3 Permanent Secretaries appointed

FBC News – Thursday 15th August, 2019.

Three new Permanent Secretaries have been appointed by the Public Service Commission.
Australian, Deborah Weiss is the new Permanent Secretary, Communication and Information Technology a position that has remained vacant for a long time for want of the most suitable candidate.

The PSC says Weiss has over twenty years of very relevant experience as a senior operational and management executive in both the private and government sectors of Australia.Read more…

Daylight Saving 2019

Daylight Saving 2019

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 – As per Government of Fiji Gazette Supplement no.27 dated 2 August 2019 by the Hon. Minister for Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations, Praveen Bala, Daylight Savings 2019 will commence from 2.00am on Sunday, 10th November 2019 and end on Sunday, 12th January, 2020.

Members of the Public will need to turn their clocks 1 hour forward on 10th November 2019 and back 1 hour on 12th January 2020.

Legal Notice 66: Daylight Savings Order 2019

Port Denarau listed on South Pacific Stock Exchange

Port Denarau listed on South Pacific Stock Exchange

Fiji Times – Wednesday 14th August, 2019.

PORT Denarau Marina Ltd (PDM) today becomes the first company from the tourism industry to list on the South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPX).

SPX chairperson Dr Nur Bano Ali said with PDM being the newest listed entity, SPX would now encompass a total of 21 entities representing 11 sectors of the economy.

“The total market capitalisation with PDM listing now stands at $3.64 billion, representing slightly above 37 per cent of the GDP,” she said.Read more…

Tourism Fiji Continues to Invest in Events in 2019

Tourism Fiji Continues to Invest in Events in 2019

Tourism Fiji Media Release – Tuesday 13th August 2019.

Nadi, 13 August 2019 – Tourism Fiji is pleased to note that the Events Investment Funding program continues to assist events owners to host successful events in Fiji.

Launched at Tourism Fiji’s Industry Day in 2017, the funding program aims to develop more events in Fiji that attract international visitors to our shores. The program has two categories; the Event Development Fund (EDF) & Marquee Event Fund (EMF).

The Events Development Fund is targeted towards establishing Fijian owned and operated events. The Marquee Fund is for established events that may be “one off” events with targeted investments that will deliver a significant benefit to Fiji.

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FRCS Business Reform Committee has commenced with it’s work after having it’s first meeting

FRCS Business Reform Committee has commenced with it’s work after having it’s first meeting

Fiji Village – Tuesday 13th August, 2019

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Business Reform Committee has commenced with it’s work after having it’s first meeting.

A government statement says that government has called upon these specialised and successful individuals from varying business and industrial backgrounds to review the processes and services delivered by Revenue and Customs Service to the public. This is governed by a mandate to foster transparency, improve efficiency and support a more customer‑oriented level of service.Read more…

Tourism ‘loses when you protect airlines’ and more insights from CAPA’s Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

Tourism ‘loses when you protect airlines’ and  more insights from CAPA’s Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

The Blue Swan Daily, 12 August 2019 – The South Pacific aviation market has enjoyed relatively benign operating conditions in the last couple of years, allowing the region’s carriers to record some of its best ever results. Major inbound markets are performing well and bringing solid traffic growth. Against this backdrop, Australia and New Zealand air carriers are exploring the latest aircraft technology, opening up new city pairs, realigning their hubs and reviewing their partnership strategies on key markets such as the Trans Tasman and Trans Pacific.

But as we head deeper into the year, changing macroeconomic conditions, rising fuel prices and growing trade protectionism could cause major headwinds in the industry. What is the outlook for Australia and New Zealand aviation for the medium term and what new dynamics will shape?…read more

Samoa Airways may detour to Pago Pago

Samoa Airways may detour to Pago Pago

RNZ – Monday 12th August, 2019.

The American Samoa Governor, Lolo Moliga, says when Samoa’s national airline, Samoa Airways, begins flights to Los Angeles, it’s planning to first stop over in American Samoa.

KHJ News reports Lolo as saying that, at this preliminary stage, to get around the US cabotage rule, the airline will fly to American Samoa from Apia, pick up the territory’s passengers, and then return to Apia, before the flight departs for LA.Read more…