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WELCOME TO THE FIJI ISLANDS. Brief Facts on Fiji Islands  Area: 18,376 sq km (7056 sq miles)  Population: approximately 854,000 people made up of indigenous.

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1 WELCOME TO THE FIJI ISLANDS

2 Brief Facts on Fiji Islands  Area: 18,376 sq km (7056 sq miles)  Population: approximately 854,000 people made up of indigenous Fijians (50%), Indians (47%) with Europeans, Chinese and South Pacific Islanders making up the remaining 3%. As per UN survey  Religion: Majority a Christianity, small percentage are Muslim, Hinduism.  Capital: is the Suva city located in the eastern part of the main Viti Levu island.  Visitor Arrivals: , , , – 539,881

3 Continued Brief Facts on Fiji Islands  Revenues: Tax revenue > % of GDP (2005) by % and this was an increase from previous years!!! and this was an increase from previous years!!!  Employment: Approximately 121,000 employees of which 79,000 were men and 42,000 comprised of women. (In reference to website a survey highlighted. (2004).)

4 Glimpse of the Fiji Islands Figure 1: Map of Fiji Islands, South Pacific Region.

5 Forms of Tourism in Fiji  Business tourism meetings, conferences, workshops, exhibitions.  Eco-tourism  Family tourism  Environmentalists  FIT Leisure  Fiji Hibiscus Festival  Hotel Carnivals  Sports (Rugby)  Group Series  Culture tourism  Cruise Tourism

6 Reasons for Tourism / Tourism Resources  Great Exporter  Income source  Increase Foreign Exchange  Creates Employment  Community well being  Encourages development  Secures cultural & natural conservation

7 Overview of Sights & Attractions Natural attractions  People of Fiji  Waterfalls  Hill Fort  Sabeto Mud pools  Sigatoka Sandunes  Kula Eco-Bird Park  Sunsets Man-made attractions  Museum  Thurston Garden  Parliament House  Molituva Eco-village

8 Visitor Characteristics Main Markets  Australians  New Zealand  Pacific Islands Emerging Markets  Asia (China)  Europe Types of Visitors:  MICE participants  Individual travelers  Celebrities  Family Reunions  Youth travelers'  Nature lovers  Honeymooners  Wedding party

9 Peculiarities, Challenges, Problems Social, economic or environmental problems Social  Demonstration effect  Migration  Rural imbalance Economic  Leakages  Uneven income distribution Environmental  Lack man-power to cultivate agriculture.  Poor waste management,  Excess of carrying capacity  Depleting natural resources,

10 Modes of Transportation Air Transfer  Air Pacific (International airline)  Air Fiji Domestic airline)  Air Fiji (Domestic airline)  Pacific Sun Domestic airline)  Pacific Sun (Domestic airline)  Seaplanes Water Transfer  Island boats  Cruise liners  Speed boats Land Transfer  Private Coach transfer  Public Bus transfer  Airport taxis, public taxis

11 VISA Entry Requirements Visa/Vaccinations, money  Fully completed visa application form  2 passport photographs  Valid national passport & one copy  Original of valid resident visa  Confirmation letter from your health insurance,  Proof of group travel / hotel booking in Fiji,  Evidence of airline reservation for Fiji & one copy,  Current bank statement & one copy,  Reference letter from employer / education institution  Applicable visa fees for Fijian Visa.

12 Important Inbound Tour operators  Coral Sun  ATS Pacific  Rosie Holidays  Pacific Destinationz  Tourist Transport Fiji (TTF)  Coral Sun

13 VINAKA VAKALEVU (thank you)!!! Future of Fiji Islands:  Well developing countries in the South Pacific region,  But like all developing countries it is struggling  Military coup erupted in Dec 2006  Devaluation of 20%  Employment rate declined  Obama the USA President said ‘YES WE CAN’ me being the optimist, all will be well of my Fiji.  SO I WILL MEET YOU IN MY FIJI!!!!


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