Westpac continues its support of the South Pacific’s premier travel mart

Westpac announced today that it will once again support the South Pacific’s premier travel mart, the Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange (BFTE), being held at the Intercontinental Hotel this month.

In a fortnight, this event will see 600 hundred people meet to negotiate holiday packages and deals to delight tourists from around the world.

This year, new buyers from emerging markets of China, India, South Korea, Thailand, the Netherlands and Malaysia are expected to attend the BFTE, along with traditional buyers of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and the US. The majority of the 130 tourist operators or sellers will be from Fiji with operators also attending from Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga.

Westpac’s General Manager, Mr Adrian Hughes said, “The tourism sector is a key component of Fiji’s economic well-

David Voss of the BFTE accepting the sponsorship from Westpac's GM Adrian Hughes. Photo: SUPPLIED.

David Voss of the BFTE accepting the sponsorship from Westpac’s GM Adrian Hughes. Photo: SUPPLIED.

being and we are thrilled to continue in our support of this. Westpac has been a founding sponsor over the last 18 years and we are delighted to again lend our support the BFTE this year.”

“This year, we’ll be showcasing our foreign exchange mobile EFTPOS that assists tourist operators receive payments in foreign dollars and enhance the security and ease in which payments are received,” he added.

Mr Hughes also thanked Mr David Voss and the BFTE committee for their commitment to organising this important annual event that directly supports the Tourism sector.

Westpac operates in seven Pacific countries – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Samoa – through its network of more than 50 branches, 100 ATMs, thousands of merchants and In-store Banking facilities.


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