Fair, says Hopgood
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort General Manager Peter Hopgood said the National Budget 2016-2017 announcement was fair.
“Overall a fair budget. Great to see the funding being allocated to health, education and the Police Force,” Mr Hopgood said. He said he was delighted with the increase in funding for Tourism Fiji and at the same time relieved that there was no increase in taxes levied to tourists. Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa, General Manager Craig Powell said the plight of hoteliers and stakeholders in the tourism industry had been addressed but it remains to be seen if there was any positivity for recovery. McDonalds Fiji Managing Director Marc McElrath said overall, one could say the budget had no major surprises to the relief of many. “Economic growth will be very important and the government’s priority and significant investment in health, infrastructure, education, housing, water and energy will bode well for the nation as a whole,” said Mr McElrath. “The continuance of a stable tax structure by the government will give existing business and new investors’ confidence in the country going forward.”
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort general manager Peter Hopgood.