Eden Stevenson, World Travellers; Gai Keniry, Tropica Island Resort at the Fiji roadshow wholesalers’ lunch at Botswana Butchery in Auckland Eden Stevenson, World Travellers; Gai Keniry, Tropica Island Resort at the Fiji roadshow wholesalers’ lunch at Botswana Butchery in Auckland

Topical Tropica gets interest at roadshow

Agents were keen to hear about the new look Tropica Island Resort when luxury and couples orientated Fiji properties toured the country last week. Gai Keniry, director of sales at Tropica, says the resort has seven new sanctuary pool suites and all 24 rooms at the resort now have private outdoor showers.

Eighteen of the 24 have large private plunge pools – three metres by two metres. ‘So many agents have been there or have had clients who loved it, so they are excited to hear that it is even better now,’ says Keniry. ‘We had a really good response during the roadshow, with a lot of agents asking questions.’ Keniry and others involved in the roadshow say they enjoyed the new format of the event – a ‘speed dating’ type programme that saw the agents rotate around the room in small groups and hear from each supplier. ‘We are a private resort and it is our preference to communicate like that.’ The roadshow culminated with a wholesalers’ lunch at Botswana Butchery. This year properties such as Savasi Island Resort and Tidal Reach Resort promoted their wares at the event.

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