Nadi, Fiji: Tuesday 26th August 2014 – Following the success of the inaugural Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) in May, Tourism Fiji has announced that FTE 2015 will take place in Fiji from 16-18 June 2015 at the Denarau Island Convention Centre.
After a competitive tender process, the Denarau Island Convention Centre was chosen to host FTE again in 2015 due to the success of this year’s event and the Centre’s ability to cater for an even bigger event next year.
“After this year’s hugely successful inaugural event, the interest in next year’s Fijian Tourism Expo is incredible,” says Tourism Fiji Events Director, Sally Cooper. “We expect the event to be significantly larger in 2015 with the addition of more niche operators and service providers from the wider tourism industry.”
Event organisers will work with a number of resorts to provide accommodation for the attendees of the event and will be showcasing a range of venues for the events and functions that are part of the main programme. Pre and post- FTE familiarisation tours will also be offered to showcase the wider Fiji to visiting travel industry specialists.
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.
“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,” says Cooper.