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Fiji Airways begins work to register hotels and resorts for the Tourism Recovery Package
Operators will have to give at least 45% discount – AG

Fiji Airways begins work to register hotels and resorts for the Tourism Recovery Package

Operators will have to give at least 45% discount – AG

By Dhanjay Deo
Monday 20/07/2020
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyu

Fiji Airways says it is now working on registering interested hotels and resorts to participate in government’s Tourism Recovery Package.

Government has allocated $60 million for the Fiji Recovery Rebate Package in the 2020/2021 National Budget where through Fiji Airways, the government will give the first 150,000 visitors $400 each to go towards packages including flights, accommodation and Food and Beverages.

Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji Airways will work with different operators and they will have to give at least 45% discount before the duty reduction.

He says government will subsidize up to $400 for the first 150,000 tourists and the amount will be split between Fiji Airways and the hotel property.

Fiji Airways says access will be contingent on hotels and resorts meeting the Campaign Qualifying Rules.

The national airline says this initiative will allow controlled easing of border restrictions, making it possible for Australian and New Zealand holidaymakers to return to their favourite destination.

Fiji Airways says it is now leading an Industry Task Force to help develop the qualifying rules and implement the campaign.

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