Nadi, 20 April 2022 – A small delegation led by Tourism Fiji CEO Brent Hill presented a traditional i-sevusevu to seek a blessing from the Momo Na Tui Nadi, Ratu Vuniani Navuniuci, ahead of the commencement of the Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) event being planned for next month.
The three-day annual expo plays a key role in providing a platform for international buyers to directly meet and do business with local suppliers. The event is especially important as more countries begin to resume travel and Fiji actively competes in the tourism sector to attract more visitors to our shores in 2022.
The Turaga ni koro of Narewa, Samuela Tuidraki, said, “The i-sevusevu which was presented showed the great level of respect and value that Tourism Fiji has for the Vanua in asking for our blessing for their event, the Fijian Tourism Expo, to be held in Denarau Island. We really appreciate that and are grateful because we know such events also bring more visitors to Fiji and helps our tourism industry as well, so this is also a blessing for us and our people.”
Annually, the i-sevusevu has always been presented to the Momo Tui Nadi ahead of the expo and Tourism Fiji CEO, Brent Hill said it is a special day indeed.
“As we sat with the Momo Na Tui Nadi to ask for his blessing upon our event, we were happy to hear his support and vision for our premier event. As Fiji continues to welcome more visitors and tourists back into the country, its events such as FTE that help our partners better market Fiji,” Mr Hill explained.
The Fijian Tourism Expo will be held at the Denarau Island Conference Centre at the Sheraton Fiji Resort & Spa from 11 – 13 of May 2022.