Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) last month, Tourism Fiji has announced that FTE 2015 will take place on the archipelago’s main island of Viti Levu from 15-19 June 2015.
Tourism Fiji has purposefully selected dates immediately prior to Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2015, to be hosted in Melbourne, to make it easier for buyers from key long haul markets to make the most out of their annual visits to the Pacific region.
“The inaugural FTE exceeded all expectations. It attracted an excellent number and quality of buyers from Fiji’s major source markets and stimulated working relationships between complementary businesses here in Fiji, within and beyond the tourism sector,” said Tourism Fiji Acting CEO Ken Freer.
“Our opportunity for 2015 is to build on that success and enhance the event, to showcase the great diversity and quality of product available in Fiji to our existing and new international industry partners.
“By timing FTE to run immediately prior to ATE, we hope to not only attract more long-haul buyers to Fiji, but also give them the opportunity to understand and experience the great variety of tourism product we have to offer.”
More than 150 international travel buyers from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, South Korea and India participated in the inaugural FTE last month. Buyers participated in 16,000 appointments with more than 230 operators and businesses exhibiting at the event, which was the first major event hosted by the new Denarau Island Convention Centre.
Full details of the event program and registration process will be released in July 2014.