Hot on the heels of a very successful expo, Tourism Fiji has confirmed the dates for the 2016 Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE). FTE 2016 will be held from 3-6 May and other logistical details will be released in coming months.
Only in its second year, FTE has grown by 30% with over 600 participants taking part at the expo over three days. A record 358 local tourism operators had the opportunity to sell their products to more 150 international buyers and 18 international media.
“The feedback from international buyers and partners in the tourism industry from this year’s expo has been fantastic,” said Truman Bradley, Executive Chairman for Tourism Fiji.
“FTE is a solid platform for encouraging meaningful interactions between buyers from our key markets and further developing our industry to meet international traveller demands. It is an avenue to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new business relationships.”
This year FTE’s focus was Community and Tourism, which was evident through the culmination of the various events which were held over the three-day period, illustrating the support from corporate sponsors which enabled innovative displays such as the moving cultural performance at the opening ceremony coordinated by Pacific Destinations, the Victoria Wines Food and Wine Festival, the Fijian-Made Craft Market and the FTE Coffee Lounge by Fiji Coffee who donated all proceeds from their booth to the Fiji Cancer Society.