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Fijians awarded US Professional Fellows Program placements

October 2, 2018 5:10 pm

Three Fijians have been awarded a place in the United States 2018 Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program.

The selected participants from the tourism industry will go to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for an intensive six-week program that will build significant new capacity and facilitate enduring professional bonds between industry leaders in the US and the Pacific Islands.

The Fijian recipients are: Rosena Ali, Reservations and Revenue Manager at the Treasure Island Resort; Apisalome Movono, Lecturer in Tourism Studies at the University of the South Pacific and Sera Vulaono, Manager Global Brand & Content at Fiji Airways;

The program is designed to build capacity across the Pacific region by creating strong and enduring connections between 32 mid-level Professional Fellows from 13 Pacific island countries and numerous Hawaii-based U.S. citizens in private and public tourism-related organizations.

U.S. Embassy Suva Public Affairs Officer, Rebecca Archer-Knepper met with the Professional Fellows highlighting how the program affords promising young professionals the opportunity to gain practical, professional experience in the United States and share their experiences with the host organizations.

The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the East West Center in Hawaii.