06th December 2022 (Natadola, Fiji): InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has announced a partnership with Rise Beyond the Reef (RBTR) to expand the admirable work that the NGO (non-governmental organisation) does to bridge the divide between remote communities, government and the private sector, sustainably creating a better world for women and children.
Through this partnership, guests can select high-quality, completely sustainable, hand-made arts and crafts for their events and weddings or take home a little piece of Fiji that will leave lasting memories and a yearning to return.
“We are proud of this first-of-its-kind partnership with Rise Beyond the Reef that allows us as a Resort to make a positive impact in the lives of indigenous artisans across the country. Their delicate skills add so much value to destination Fiji and it allows visitors to build a deeper connection with local Fijian communities,” commented Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, InterContinental Hotels Group. “Giving back to our communities is woven into the fabric of IHG – it’s not only part of our Journey to Tomorrow mission to shape a better future with responsible travel but also to deliver True Hospitality for Good.”
As part of the partnership, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa will use Rise Beyond the Reef products on every tabletop of the award winning Navo Signature Restaurant, from table décor and centrepieces to hand-carved shell knives and shells from their Waitui Collection. Guests will be able to purchase all the tabletop items either at the Restaurant itself or in the lobby, so that they can take a part of the Fijian community home with them.
The Resort will also promote Rise Beyond the Reef products to all Weddings, Events and Conferencing customers so that they can use products hand crafted by local artisans such as hand-woven mats, ornaments, accessories, delegate packs, table décor and wedding party favours for their special event.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa will feature Rise Beyond the Reef products across all digital channels, social media platforms and all Resort customers will receive a 15% discount on products on the RBTR website.
“We are grateful for this partnership with the resort. Together, we aim to create a sustainable pathway for rural remote communities’ participation in Fiji’s formal economies that preserves and promotes traditional knowledge and culture. In addition, women in leadership and economic inclusion, by ensuring geographically marginalised communities have access to some of the benefits of tourism,” commented Janet Lotawa — Co-founder & Executive Director, Rise Beyond the Reef.