New Fiji country manager
SOUTH Pacific marketing veteran Rob Thomson has been appointed as the new Sydneybased Regional Manager for Tourism Fiji Australia.
He joins Tourism Fiji with extensive industry experience, having looked after the Australian, NZ and Indian markets for Tahiti Tourisme for the last 17 years.
Thomson steps into the position vacated by the organisation’s former country manager for Australia Hal Caldwell, who left Tourism Fiji in Jul this year.
Tourism Fiji CEO Matt Stoeckel said the appointment was “an exciting development in Tourism Fiji’s Australian market operations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rob into the team, he has an incredible understanding of the
Australian market, as well as the Pacific Islands, and will bring with him the knowledge required to lead the team in our single largest source market for Fiji”.
Thomson, who commenced his new role yesterday, is returning to his roots, having been born in Fiji, and said “the opportunity to join the Tourism Fiji Australian team and promote my home country to Aussies was too good an opportunity to miss”.
Tourism Fiji has also appointed Tom Svensen as its new partnership manager for New Zealand, based in Auckland.
Svensen joins the organisation after seven years with Intrepid.