Government recognizes importance of tourism sector: Kumar
March 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Savusavu [Source: theculturetrip]
To ensure that the tourism industry continues its positive performance, we need to work together to capitalize on the unique features our regions has.
Minister for Tourism, Premila Kumar says the government recognizes the importance of the tourism sector and has ensured that there is a plan in place, to further guide the development of the sector.
Savusavu has a lot to offer and is doing great in getting visitors to spend more time and the rest of Fiji needs to learn from their experience.
Kumar says the national average length of stay is approximately 9.6 nights whereas visitors to Savusavu stay on average 19.6 nights.
She says the highest average length of stay in Savusavu include visitors from the United Kingdom, Australia, Continental Europe, and the USA.
She adds the government recognizes the importance of the tourism sector and has ensured that there is a plan in place, to further guide the development of the sector.
The most recent plan is the Fijian Tourism 2021 (FT 2021).
#Savusavu may only get 2% of the total visitors to Fiji, but the number of nights spent here is an average of 19, double the national average. Savusavu definitely has a lot to offer so we need to work together to capitalise on the unique features each of our region has. pic.twitter.com/YydsGse1Bv
— Premila Kumar (@PremilaKumarMP) March 13, 2019
It provides strategies and policy recommendations to ensure sustainable growth of the tourism sector with specific focus on high-quality service.
Industry players in the greater Savusavu area got the opportunity to share what the region has to offer for the growth of the sector and how they can contribute to the strategies within the FT 2021.
A resort in Savusavu [Source: islandtravelspecialists]
She says the Fijian Tourism Talanoa will be organized, where the industry, government and other key stakeholders can openly discuss the future of the industry to maintain the upward path of the industry.
Kumar has requested the representatives of the Savusavu Tourism Association to actively contribute to the budget consultations, to ensure that their needs are taken on board.