The high flying Fijian rugby team is helping to boost the country’s profile as a sports tourism destination and also serving as a reminder that clients should be booking for 2024 now if they are looking at specific dates around events and school holidays.
A second Radisson Blu resort is slated to open near Nadi in the first quarter of 2026.
Radisson Blu Mirage Resort, Fiji Naisoso Island will be a 250-key resort with direct beachfront access from apartments.
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has added a Sip and Paint activity, which includes a complimentary drink and canapés.
The activity is guided by local Fijian artists and involves painting on a 400mm x 300mm canvas (painting accessories provided. The activity will take place on the resort’s Reef lawn on specified days and costs F$99.
A boat trip on the jungle-fringed Navua River with the return journey in a tyre tube is just one aspect of a new tour presented at Fijian Tourism Expo.
The River Tubing Fiji experience also includes a visit to a remote village, a swim at a waterfall and riverside lunch.
A new tour puts the focus on a successful initiative that empower Fijian women and communities, while at the same time gives visitors an insight into an emerging coffee enterprise in the country.
Bula Coffee Fiji has been working with villages that harvest wild growing coffee for the last 10 years but only launched the Crop to Cup Coffee Tour about a month ago.
Fiji Airways is planning to promote Savusavu (on the island of Vanua Levu) and Taveuni to trade this year to help disperse New Zealand visitation beyond the tried and familiar destinations of Fiji.
Sheryn Ambler, regional GM Fiji Airways, New Zealand says the airline’s future loads from this market look strong, but one problem Kiwis have is finding accommodation in destinations such as Denarau and the Coral Coast.
Ensuring that the range of experiences and products grow in line with expected demand is a key priority for Tourism Fiji, says chief executive officer Brent Hill.
Well known hotels around Denarau and the Coral Coast are already showing a sharp revival since Fiji reopened late last year.
Tourism Fiji’s agent incentive campaign, which was set to be in place until April 30 or until all 120 reward tickets had been secured, has ended in just over three weeks due to the overwhelming number of entries from agents across the country selling Fiji to their clients.
The ‘Sell Fiji Airways and we’ll shout you a ticket to Happiness’ was launched on 14 March as a celebration of New Zealand’s borders opening to Fiji for the first time in two years.
The ‘Covid pause’ of the last 20 months has given time for one of Fiji’s best known tourism operators to rebrand and refocus.
Pacific Destinations Fiji is now TEWAKA, with a logo designed around the mangrove plant in the form of a Fijian Tapa design.
Demand for a Fiji holiday has seen 66% of all international outbound flights from Australia in October being booked directly to the destination and accounting for 29% of all flights being made, second only to domestic travel.
Hotels and resorts are seeing significant bookings for multi-generation families. Many resorts are booking out, and according to one of Australia’s largest online travel agencies, 39% of all bookings made to Fiji have been made for December and 29% for January, with 2022 quickly filling as well, which is a real boost for the tourism industry after two years of virtually no tourism.