Lavonne Fremlim – Pacific Pulse Travel Marketing
Name: Lavonne Fremlin
Company name: Pacific Pulse Travel Marketing
When and why did you join the industry?
1987 – my love for Fiji and wanting everyone to experience and feel what I feel for Fiji.
What do you like most about your job?
Talking about the ‘Fiji experience’ to those that haven’t yet experienced it!
What’s one of the biggest achievements of your career so far?
Starting this sales and marketing business in Fiji not knowing how it will be received; so far it’s great and that’s with everyone’s support of course.
What’s the best advice ever given to you and who gave it?
Roy Whitton – “Don’t burn any bridges in life”
Who do you admire and see as a role model in the industry?
The late, Roy Whitton, Dick Smith and Dan Costello
What can people expect from your company and what sets it apart from the rest?
My passion for destination Fiji is the driving force behind what I do; the roles I have had over the last 28 years and things learned whilst abroad gives me the skill set to fulfil my current role. What sets me apart: I sell the experience and not the product!
What destinations are on your travel bucket list?
Nepal, India, Ireland (My heritage), Israel (my faith)
What’s a memorable travel experience you’ve had (good or bad)?
Tasmania in winter, the weather and scenery being a complete contrast to Fiji.
What are three things you always take with you when travelling?
I am a woman, there’s never three…lols
Name someone famous you’d like to travel with and a destination you’d like to go with them.
Bear Grylls to South America
What direction do you see the industry heading in over the next five to ten years?
Positive growth for sure; there’s so much more that is still untouched in Fiji and with new ideas constantly in play and experiences to be had; I can see tourism growing.