Sports Tourism Important: Koya
The International Surfing Association’s (ISA) 2016 Fiji ISA World and Paddleboard Championship will boost sports tourism, says Faiyaz Siddiq Koya. The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism said the event, which starts this Saturday, is important. The world’s best StandUp Paddlers (SUP) and paddleboarders arrived into the country yesterday to take part in the event at Cloudbreak.
“We have had an emphasis on sports tourism for quite awhile as we are trying to bring different sports to Fiji,” he said. “Sports tourism is a big thing, we’ve quite a number of competitors, and this one here has also attracted quite a few competitors from all around the world.
Koya said Destination Fiji is now Destination Sports Fiji nowadays.
“Do come down and watch it, if you get a chance on Sunday you should head out to Cloudbreak because there is an 18km run and it finishes out at Musket Cove.”
The 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddle Championship kicks off on Saturday and ends on November 20.
Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Siddiq Koya on a paddleboard at Wailoaloa in Nadi yesterday.