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Monday, 16 May 2022 11:09

“We’re back,” for incentives says Fiji

Hosted by Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, themed by Rosie Events… at the farewell function - Sonya Lawson, Tourism Fiji; James Leslie, Air New Zealand; Natalie Dincklage, House of Travel Hosted by Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, themed by Rosie Events… at the farewell function - Sonya Lawson, Tourism Fiji; James Leslie, Air New Zealand; Natalie Dincklage, House of Travel

Tourism Fiji is already seeing a pick up in interest from the conference and incentives sector and is currently in the process of employing a business events manager, says chief executive office Brent Hill.

Speaking at the Fijian Tourism Expo 2022, that ended on Friday, Hill noted the event itself was proof that the destination is ‘back’ for the sector and for tourism in general.

It included an opening function at the Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort (where the full conference and exhibition was held) and a farewell event at Hilton Fiji Resort and Spa. Both were themed by Rosie Events.

The show also included a function at Port Denarau that was both streetside and utilising various tourist boats – open for delegates and usually providing a bit of hospitality of their own.

Tony Whitton, managing director at Rosie Holidays (the umbrella company for Rosie Events says the company’s resort Likuliku has just finished hosted a medical incentive with 90 delegates from USA, Europe, Australia. Asia and New Zealand.

“This and other business has been put forward from 2020 but at least it is coming and giving both us and clients the confidence in our protocols and our ability to deliver.

‘We’re also getting new enquiries and a lot of them have a corporate social responsibility element to them – something that we were offering and emphasising before Covid.”