No Rush to Appoint New FHTA President
The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association (FHTA) says there is no rush to appoint its new FHTA president.
In an interview, FHTA chief executive officer Fantasha Lockington said: “There are no immediate plans to replace the late Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association President Dixon Seeto because he had just been appointed in June. “Mr Seeto was reappointed unopposed, as president of FHTA, during the FHTA Annual General Meeting on the June 14 in Nadi. The FHTA appointment is for a year.”
In a statement the FHTA board said: “FHTA is governed by its Articles of Association and currently has 15 board members including two Vice Presidents, a Treasurer and an Executive Committee.
“The Board also has every confidence in its very capable CEO and the entire Secretariat team to continue to facilitate the day to day operations of the Association and assist our members.
“Dixon is irreplaceable. FHTA will however make suitable arrangements to ensure the sustainability of the organisation into the future.
“The board will make an announcement in due course.
For the past 16 years Mr Seeto has been a trusted leader in what can be a highly competitive and transient environment.
With the increasing influence of the international brands here more and more of the hotel leaders are from the international groups. Mr Seeto passed away on July 19, at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He had been flown there after a road accident in Fiji.
The late Dixon Seeto