BID TO SPREAD FIJI’S TOURISM DOLLAR
Pacific Destinations Fiji continues to spread the tourism dollar further to the local communities.
This is after it announced and launched its new deluxe airport arrival concierge services for their prebooked visitors to Fiji with a traditional iri (hand fan) and
masi and vau lei.
These items are both hand woven by local women groups through Rise Beyond the Reef and Daku village in Tailevu respectively. Managing director, James Sowane said it is a proud moment for the company to spread the tourism dollar further to the local communities who have committed to producing bulk supplies of their handicraft. He said: “Our hand-woven
iri and lei will be a unique aspect of our airport welcome experience as it carries an authentic story of supporting local community businesses that are driven by hard working women of Daku village plus the various villages that work with Rise Beyond the Reef.” Mr Sowane added that the new iri and lei service has commenced since September 1 and it replaces the floral lei option.
“Floral leis have been the traditional choice of the past years; however, it has its own challenges with seasonality of flowers which affects consistency of standards,” he said.
“These new leis and fans will not wither and can be taken back home by our visitors as a fond reminder of their Fiji holiday experience.” Waisea Nasokia
The items in the deluxe airport arrival concierge