27 September, 2020, 7:15 am Central - 22°C Clouds

Around 200 Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort staff working again due to local tourism

Around 200 Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort staff working again due to local tourism

By Shanil Singh
Tuesday 18/08/2020
[Photo: Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort]

Around 200 workers of the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort who were earlier sent on leave without pay due to COVID-19 are now back to work as a result of the “Love Our Locals” campaign.

General Manager Darren Shaw says all of these workers are working for more than three days a week with most of them working for the full five days.

Shaw says the “Love Our Locals” campaign has been a great success where for the month of July, they opened with 47 rooms and sold over 160 rooms within weeks.

He says the weekends in July were sold out and the restaurant sales exceeded the room nights revenue which was the first time in their history.

Shaw says they will be able to employ more staff if locals stay with them.

He adds they have 254 rooms and would love to have a full resort over the September school holidays which would create more jobs for the locals.

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