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Sigatoka River Safari wins two awards at ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards!

February 28, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Sigatoka River Safari is thrilled to announce they have won two awards, The Fiji Pride Champion and The Fiji Tourism Leader award, at the ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2017 which celebrates the outstanding performance of those who have made exceptional contributions to their tourism industry.

Captain Josh recieving his and Jay’s awards

The Fiji Pride Champion award was won by Josh Ratukuna, Sigatoka River Safari’s Jet Boat Captain. This award recognises a tourism professional who has been employed in the tourism industry for more than 5 years and who demonstrates a passion and commitment for personal and product excellence.

The Tourism Leader award was presented to Sigatoka River Safari’s founder and Managing Director, Jay Whyte. This award recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to Fiji tourism over many years and their engagement in developing local community and ensuring future sustainability of industry with local talent.

According to Josh Ratukuna “I am so proud to have won this award. I have been the Jet Boat Captain at Sigatoka River Safari for the past twelve years and I love what I do, who I work for and the all the guests I meet every day.  Talking about my beloved Sigatoka River Safari and Fiji comes natural to me and I am just so honoured to win this prestigious Fiji Pride Champion award.”

Jay Whyte seconds Josh’s sentiments and believes no-one can have success on their own, it takes a strong, hardworking team all striving towards the one goal.

“I am so honoured to have won this award and so proud of Josh winning the Fiji Pride award. Josh joined me at Sigatoka River Safari when I first began in 2006 and we have worked so hard to not only grow and make Sigatoka River Safari a success, but to help the 17 villages we work with and ensure we are always giving back to them.”

“Not only has Sigatoka River Safari won many awards over the years, but we have grown the company to now include three other tours, Off-Road Cave Safari, River Jets and Water Blob which have all helped promote Tourism in Fiji. None of this would have been possible without my dedicated team, who each day work hard to ensure our guests experience unforgettable and authentic Fijian tours.” Continues Mr Whyte.

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