By Samantha Semoso – EMTV Online
The Tourism Fiji New Zealand Regional Office has been announced as the winner of the Travel Digest Travel Industry Award 2015, in the ‘National Tourism Office of the year’ category.
It is the eighth year a New Zealand based travel company and/or individual has picked up the award. The awards acknowledge and recognise excellence in the travel and tourism industry.
According to Travel Digest, tourism professionals from travel companies, travel colleges, travel agencies, tour and hospitality operators and tourism companies throughout New Zealand cast votes for the awards.
Director for Tourism Fiji New Zealand, Wayne Deed, said “Tourism Fiji is very excited to receive this award and to see the trade so engaged with destination. It has been particularly rewarding to see some agents, not having been to Fiji for a number of years, being ‘blown-away’ by the new hotels, resorts and activities now available.”
119,334 New Zealanders have visited Fiji from January to October 2015, making up 19 per cent of the total number of total visitor arrivals to Fiji. New Zealand remains the second largest tourism market for Fiji.