Tourism: Blue La­goon Looks For­ward to Tourism Expo 2016

Many of the buy­ers on board Fiji Princess are first timers here to Fiji.

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The Blue La­goon Cruises looks for­ward to a fruit­ful Fi­jian Tourism Expo 2016. Blue La­goon Cruises Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager Wendy Fisher said, “I want to re­in­force that Blue La­goon is in a good po­si­tion now. “We’ve come along a long way, now in three years and pas­sen­gers feed­back is ex­cel­lent. “There have been a few changes since the chang­ing of the man­age­ment and South Sea Cruis­ers owned the brand.”

She said this year the Fi­jian Tourism Expo is about Blue La­goon Cruises. “Re­in­forc­ing that the changes and all the itin­er­ar­ies and ac­tiv­i­ties we bought on board the new cul­tural ex­cur­sion. “We can now say that Fi­jian Tourism Expo, we’ve made so many changes and the feed­backs that we have had from pas­sen­gers is as­tound­ing,” Ms Fisher added. “Blue La­goon Cruises are in a good place, this year we have brought back the cruise into pre­mium po­si­tion.” A group of buy­ers from key mar­kets are on board the Fiji Princess for famil Fi­jian ex­pe­ri­ence which is for a three day cruise in the Ya­sawa’s. “We have got in­ter­ested buy­ers mostly from Europe, like United King­dom, USA and two from New Zealand. Blue La­goon Cruises have cov­ered globe and many of the buy­ers on board Fiji Princess are first timers here to Fiji,” she said. Mean­while, Tourism Fiji will present a tra­di­tional se­vu­sevu to the Tui Nadi at Narewa Vil­lage on Mon­day to seek his bless­ings for the third Fi­jian Tourism Expo (FTE).

Min­is­ter for In­dus­try, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Koya, along with Tourism Fiji’s Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man, Tru­man Bradley and Pa­cific Des­ti­na­tions Di­rec­tor, James Sowane would be part of the del­e­ga­tion that will present the se­vu­sevu to ob­serve the tra­di­tional pro­to­col.

Pa­cific Des­ti­na­tions is the ma­jor spon­sor for the event dubbed as Fiji’s Premier tourism in­dus­try event be­gins on Tues­day at the De­na­rau Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Over­seas buy­ers with staff on board the Fiji Princess at Port De­na­rau on Fri­day..

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