Nadi, Fiji: April 29, 2014– Today marks exactly one week until the official launch of the inaugural Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) being held at the Denarau Island Convention Centre.  But the business of FTE has well and truly begun. Already over 16,000 business appointments between local exhibitors and international buyers have been made via FTE’s online appointment booking engine.

“FTE is the one time where the entire Fijian tourism industry has the opportunity to present their products and services to over 150 international buyers,” says Tourism Fiji CEO, Rick Hamilton. “That buyers and exhibitors have already confirmed 16,000 appointments is quite staggering and shows just how enthusiastic both exhibitors and buyers are about this event.”

With one week until the expo commences, international buyers have already begun arriving in Fiji.  Between today and tomorrow over 40 buyers will arrive in Fiji to commence pre-FTE familiarisation trips, with more arriving over the following days. “While the actual expo is hugely important to get international buyers in front of our tourism industry, it is equally important for these buyers to get out and actually experience our beautiful country for themselves,” says Mr Hamilton.

A range of both pre and post-FTE familiarisation itineraries have been put in place, including visits to the Coral Coast, the Mamanuca and Yasawa groups, Vanua Levu and Taveuni.

Meanwhile on Denarau, work has begun constructing the 130 exhibition booths in preparation for the event commencing next Tuesday morning.

The Fijian Tourism Expo has sold out, with over 260 properties and 150 international buyers attending the show, being held from May 5-8 at the new Denarau Island Convention Centre.


Further Info:  Sally Cooper, Events Director, Tourism Fiji – +679 9993890 –



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