Westpac Banking Corporation, Fiji confirmed its commitment to Fiji’s tourism industry development after officially presenting a cheque of FJ$20,000 for the Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) 2016 for the third consecutive year.
This means that Westpac will again back the country’s premier tourism industry event as a Gold Sponsor.
Westpac Fiji’s General Manager, Mr Brett Hooker presented the $20,000 cheque to Tourism Fiji’s Executive Chairman, Mr Truman Bradley during a press conference at Westpac House in Suva today.
“Westpac’s commitment to the Tourism industry is to continuously support them with innovative banking products and services designed to make banking easier and convenient for our customers and visitors and to save time and money,” Mr Hooker said.
“Westpac plays an important part from the time tourists arrive in Fiji and are hosted by our extremely competent and friendly staff at the Arrivals foreign exchange booth and Westpac full service Nadi International Airport branch making not only our visitors feel home but making it easier for our visitors with their banking needs.”
FTE is a uniquely designed, three-day Fijian tourism experience for international buyers and travel trade media. FTE is hosted by Tourism Fiji, the National Tourism Organisation, and provides a cross-sectoral platform for partners in the tourism industry to engage directly with international buyers and travel trade media.
While receiving the cash support from Westpac, Mr Bradley acknowledged Westpac as a key partner for the growth of the tourism industry in Fiji.
“Westpac has been outstanding over the past three years, backing the number one tourism event in Fiji. FTE is about establishing and strengthening partnerships at different levels to elevate our tourism industry as our theme for this year, Team Fiji, clearly states,” Mr Bradley said.
“Tourism Fiji emphasises on partnerships because they are crucial for a trade event like FTE to be successful and Westpac’s support since the inaugural event in 2014 shows the confidence the Bank has in the event and the industry,” he added.