Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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 2005. 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: 2003 - 430,800 2004 - 504,075 2005 - 545,145 2007 – 539,881
Continued Brief Facts on Fiji Islands Revenues: Tax revenue > % of GDP (2005) by 23.52 % 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. http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj/Social/paid_employment.htm (2004).) http://www.statsfiji.gov.fj/Social/paid_employment.htm
Glimpse of the Fiji Islands Figure 1: Map of Fiji Islands, South Pacific Region.
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
Reasons for Tourism / Tourism Resources Great Exporter Income source Increase Foreign Exchange Creates Employment Community well being Encourages development Secures cultural & natural conservation
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
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
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,
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
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.
Important Inbound Tour operators Coral Sun ATS Pacific Rosie Holidays Pacific Destinationz Tourist Transport Fiji (TTF) Coral Sun
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!!!!