With less than a week to go before the start of Fiji’s largest tourism industry event, participants attending the third Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) can anticipate another exciting three-day tourism showcase on Denarau from Tuesday next week.
Buyers from 19 countries, including Fiji, have confirmed their participation for FTE 2016, with 112 Fijian exhibitors to put on show their range of unique products and services for wholesalers and travel, trade media to market destination Fiji.
And as a key feature of FTE, an array of evening social networking events are lined-up by Tourism Fiji, working collaboratively with industry partners to provide the international guests an unforgettable Fijian tourism industry experience.
“There will be a very prominent display of Fijian art and culture, from the iTaukei cultural performances through to the local contemporary artists and musicians, which include the Conservatorium of Music, Rako Dance Group, Rosi Loa, and Nem & Talei,” Tourism Fiji’s Global Public Relations Manager, Ms Patricia Mallam says.
Ms Mallam stressed the evening networking events give the buyers the opportunity to meet and socialise with everyone in the tourism industry – “a sector of truly strategic importance for the Fijian economy because of its high capacity to generate economic growth and employment.”
“We believe that the success of FTE is based on establishing and strengthening long-term, genuine partnerships with our industry partners to promote the effective development of a vibrant, resilient Fijian tourism industry,” she says.
“We had set out a plan to deliver a strong FTE right from the start. Even though there have been set-backs all along the way due to bad weather, that has impacted our economy but we have not let that deviate our focus and are on track to host another promising Fijian Tourism Expo,” Ms Mallam adds.