SUVA, Fiji – Significant marketing programs conducted in tourist markets have been a good platform to encourage visitors not to cancel their holidays.
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said there were many people who didn’t know that certain parts of the country were not affected during the cyclone.
“They thought the whole country was destroyed by Severe TC Winston so it’s good to get information out and say resorts are still operational,” he said.
Government, together with Tourism Fiji and some of the stakeholders, are still marketing the country in some of the short-haul markets such as Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said they had seen a significant reduction in airfares by Fiji Airways, which tourists could take advantage of.
“People can then go back and say to other people to not cancel their trips to Fiji as the country is open.
“Of course there may be a few cancellations from people who were booked in specific resorts that aren’t operational at the moment or may have been affected by the cyclone.”
Those wishing to do so could direct their booking to other resorts that are open.