Tourism plan to complement national development plan
February 17, 2018 8:00 pm
The Fijian Tourism 2021 development plan has been assembled to complement Fiji’s National development plans.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the tourism development plan sets out priority areas that will strategically bolster our tourism industry in a way that allows Fijians to see the most benefit.
Speaking at the annual Fiji Excellence in tourism awards in Denarau last night, Bainimarama says the government’s dedication is targeted at the tourism industry.
Bainimarama says the Government is dedicated to spreading the good benefits of a tourism-based economy to other parts of Fiji that do not directly benefit from traditional mainland tourist arrivals.
”We are also broadening our approach by looking at new ways of providing support to micro, small, and medium-sized tourism operators throughout our maritime and rural regions. By helping provide these potential operators with the tools and technologies to succeed, improving access to water and sewage treatment, and laying the proper infrastructure, we are creating the foundation that will allow more resorts of all sizes to attract more tourists to more remote parts of Fiji than ever before.”
Bainimarama says the government plans will also assist them to strategically identify ways to remove as many barriers and inconveniences as possible.
Meanwhile, the Excellence awards for the first time honoured three individuals with prestigious lifetime achievement awards last night.
The three were Captain Matereti Tuisue, Jenny Seeto and Patrick Wong.