09 March 2021

 

Fiji Excellence In Tourism Awards To Recognise Winners

The ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards will hold a winners event on Friday, March 19 as a symbol of encouragement and hope for the tourism industry.

FETA Co-Chair Bill Whiting said the event which was cancelled in March 2020 due to COVID-19 will now go ahead to acknowledge the courage and resilience displayed over the last year.

“Over the last 12 months, COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented challenges that required courage and resilience from all those who are directly and indirectly involved in our tourism industry. Recognising this spirit and the enormous challenges that we are overcoming, FETA trustees would like to further encourage and support our fellow industry colleagues in time as we start preparing for when borders will begin to reopen. We are working as an industry to again proudly achieve Excellence in Fiji Tourism,” Whiting said.

“Our Prime Minister, Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama has graciously accepted our invitation to be the chief guest. Minister for Tourism, Hon. Faiyaz Koya will also be attending and a number of government officials and VIPs. Following the cancellation of last year’s event, the Trustees wanted to hold an event to recognise all our finalists and winners from the 2019 season.”

“Thanks to the high standard of excellence achieved by many companies and individuals. Fiji Tourism has always punched above its weight in the global marketplace. We need to remind ourselves of what we can achieve. There is no better place to start than to complete the 2019 ANZ FETA Awards and in doing so recognise Excellence in Fiji Tourism, what we were, and what we will be again.”

The Visionary and Life Time Achievement awards will be presented along with awards for winners in 13 categories.

The ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards will be held at 10am on Friday, March 19 at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa.

“The trustees feel that whilst overdue, it is very important that as we begin the journey to recover from the impact of the pandemic. FETA will present these awards and continue to recognise the efforts of the wonderful people and organisations that make up our tourism industry,” Whiting added.

The ANZ FETA winner’s event is by invitation only and will be free of charge to all invited guests.