TOURISM FIJI CONTINUES TO INVEST IN EVENTS IN 2019
Tourism Fiji is pleased to note that the Events Investment Funding programme continues to assist events owners to host successful events in Fiji.
Launched at Tourism Fiji’s Industry Day in 2017, the funding programme aims to develop more events in Fiji that attract international visitors to our shores. The programme has two categories; the Event Development Fund (EDF) and Marquee Event Fund (EMF). The Events Development Fund is targeted towards establishing Fijian owned and operated events. The Marquee Fund is for established events that may be “one off” events with targeted investments that will deliver a significant benefit to Fiji.
Tourism Fiji chief executive officer Matthew Stoeckel said: “We have seen a huge uptake of our Events Funding Programme and have supported more than 30 events through it since its launch. Importantly, these events have attracted a new market of international visitors to Fiji, and specifically has done so in our off-peak periods.”
Events supported through the Event Investment Fund include the Fiji International Triathlon, Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup, Fiji Fashion Festival, Sabeto Horse Races, Ocean Swim Fiji, Musket Cove Regatta and Grasshoppers Netball to name a few. It is estimated these events have brought in more than 2,400 international visitors to Fiji.
Events manager, Chad Eastgate said: “We’re excited to welcome new applicants for 2020! If you’re a local event organizer and you think your event will be competitive against our assessment criteria, we encourage you to send in your application.” To learn all about how you can apply for funding please email [email protected]fijicom.fj or call our head office in Namaka on 6722433. Source: Tourism Fiji