Tourist arrival numbers may be on the up, but some local hoteliers says this does not reflect positively on daily operations where occupancy rates are decreasing and operators forced to reduce accommodation charges to counter high cost of travel to Fiji.
Over 30 women parliamentarians from the Pacific and 21 from the Australian and New Zealand parliaments converge at Novotel Hotel in Lami this week for the third annual Pacific Women’s Parliamentarian Forum.
Auckland City retained the OFC Champions League title at ANZ Stadium in Suva tonight beating Team Wellington 5-4 in penalties to win the tournament for the fifth consecutive year and take their winning tally to seven.
Fijian workers are hard to replace in a workplace says Performance Floatation Development (Fiji) Ltd managing director Michael Towler.
Speaking at a meeting held in Suva this morning with Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Towler said the Fijian workers are a very important resource in his factory.
“You cannot actually have any substitute for experienced, good quality workers and you can find them here in Fiji,” said Towler.
“Like anywhere else in the world people have their specialties but in Fiji we find that when we teach people how to do things and they retain that knowledge and they support us with their long-term employment in this factory,” he said.
He said one of the main reasons they have chosen to stay under the radar was because they did not want any of their competitors in the Australia and New Zealand markets to know about them.
Meanwhile Sayed-Khaiyum said government would very much like to support this type of businesses that not only cater for other markets but are able to provide a particular working environment and conditions that will benefit Fijians.
Performance Flotation Development (Fiji) Ltd is an Australian based company which produces Personal Floatation Devices.
Employment responds to service fee petitionFiji's Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations' appears to be against the proposal to introduce a service fee to be charged to all guests for the benefit of workers in the tourism industry.
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.