TOURISM FIJI ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF REGIONAL DIRECTOR NEW ZEALAND

Nadi, Fiji, 17 June, 2013: Tourism Fiji is pleased to announce today the appointment of Wayne Deed as Regional Director New Zealand.

Rick Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Fiji, says Mr. Deed is a well respected industry professional bringing with him more than 20 years? experience.

?It?s great to have him on board and his wealth of knowledge plus his long-term relationship with the trade will be an enormous asset to Tourism Fiji,? says Mr. Hamilton.

Wayne Deed

Wayne Deed

Most recently, Mr. Deed was Regional Manager for Destination New South Wales and he has previously held a position on GO Holidays? senior executive team as Product and Marketing Manager for the Pacific Islands, Australia and GO Sports and Events.

Mr. Deeds says, ?I?m really looking forward to joining the Tourism Fiji team and developing closer ties with the trade, working across all the distribution channels to develop and grow their business to Fiji. We?ll be focused on delivering value at all level of the retail trade, in particular, our Matai agents.

?There aren?t many jobs that are about making people happy, so I?m very lucky that one of the objectives of my new job is to bring that special Fijian happiness to as many Kiwis as possible,? says Mr. Deed.

Mr. Deed will be based in Auckland from mid July and will work with Tourism Fiji Regional Marketing Officer, Ragigia Dawai, and Tourism Fiji Regional Information Officer, Olivia Bolatagici.

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