Tourism Fiji Appoints New Regional Manager For Australian Office

Tourism Fiji Appoints New Regional Manager For Australian Office

Media Release – 10th December 2019

Tourism Fiji is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Regional Manager to head up its Australian team, based in Sydney. Mr. Rob Thompson joins the team after leaving his role as Regional Director at Tahiti Tourisme.

With over two decades of experience within the Tourism industry, Mr Thompson will lead the Australian team, bringing with him a wealth of understanding of the Australian market.

After spending the last 17 years at Tahiti Tourisme, where he was responsible for managing the Australian, New Zealand and Indian markets, Fijian-born Rob Thompson will take on the role of Regional Manager, Tourism Fiji – Australia, overseeing all trade and consumer marketing activity for the destination.

In welcoming Rob to the position, Tourism Fiji CEO, Mr. Matthew Stoeckel said Rob’s appointment is an exciting development in Tourism Fiji’s Australian market operations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rob into the team, he has an incredible understanding of the Australian market, as well as the Pacific Islands, and will bring with him the knowledge required to lead the team in our single largest source market for Fiji.”

Born in Fiji and growing up in Suva, Rob will return to his roots with the new role: “I had an incredible time promoting neighbouring Pacific destination, The Islands of Tahiti as Regional Director, but the opportunity to join the Tourism Fiji Australian team and promote my home country to Aussies, was too good an opportunity to miss.”

“I’m incredibly excited to start with Tourism Fiji and work with well-established and highly skilled team across both trade and consumer marketing activities. It feels like I’m coming home!”

Mr Thompson started his new role yesterday (9 December).


About Tourism Fiji: Tourism Fiji, is the Fijian government’s agency responsible for marketing Fiji as the ideal destination for leisure travel to the world, with a view to maximize the number of visitors to Fiji. Tourism Fiji has established a presence in nine key markets around the globe and its activities include advertising, public relations and media programs, trade shows and programs for the tourism industry and consumer promotions to better showcase Fiji – where happiness finds you.

For more information please contact:


Ellen Magnus

Tourism Fiji

Communications Coordinator

Mobile: + (679) 777 7912

Phone: + (679) 672 1721