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.
The National Fire Authority (NFA)recorded 10 home fires around Fiji in the month of July.
NFA sees this as a concern to the authority as most of the fire incidents that occurred could have been easily avoided if members of the public just took simple preventative actions.
NFA chief executive John O’Connor in a statement said he is concerned with the care free attitude by the members of the community in not taking fire safety seriously despite the community awareness and continuous advice given by NFA.
Members of the community continue to have the false presumption that fires will not happen to them and do not take the necessary simple actions to prevent fires.
O’Connor wishes to reiterate the authority’s plea to the members of the community to take fire safety seriously and not assume that a fire will not happen to their property.
“Property fires result in huge losses to the families annually and the long-term emotional damage to victims and their loved ones is incalculable.”
He said it only takes minutes for a house to fill with black smoke and become engulfed with flames.
O’Connor added that in the event of a fire, every second counts and family must always be prepared.
Occupancy rates drop despite high arrival numbersTourist 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.
'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.