first_imgSource = Tourism Fiji Fiji Trade and Tourism Minister Mr Faiyaz S. KoyaMinister Koya commends the Fijian tourism industryA special session for representatives of the various associations within the tourism infantry, called by the Honorable Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism in Fiji, Mr Faiyaz S. Koya, was held on Saturday (27 February) at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi.In his opening address, Mr Koya commended the entire tourism industry for their swift responsiveness to the recent natural disaster.“I am very proud of the resilience of the tourism stakeholders, as they have come together once again in a time of need and strategized on how to ensure that the visitor numbers do not decline,” Mr Koya said.The Honourable Minister also acknowledged the activation of the Tourism Action Group (TAG), saying that the best way to enable all Fijians to rebuild their lives after a disaster is to provide them a continued stream of income and improving tourism can bring those benefits to the people in the form of employment.“We need the visitors to come to Fiji,” he added.The Tourism Advisory Group (TAG), which is made up of key representatives from each sector within the tourism industry will focus on immediate actions to reduce booking cancellations due to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston to parts of Fiji.And most importantly, focus on educating travellers that tourism in Fiji is very much active and ready to receive all our guests with the usual “Bula” smile.“We as the Fijian Government also are standing ready to address any concerns and provide the necessary policy support that will enable faster recovery,” Mr Koya said. Tourism Fijilast_img read more