Fiji expecting over 100 yachts and super yachts in the next few weeks

Fiji expecting over 100 yachts and super yachts in the next few weeks

By Iva Danford
Thursday 23/07/2020

Fiji is expecting over 100 yachts and superyachts in the next few weeks.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted this at the Post 2020-2021 Budget Forum Question and Answer Session organized by the Fiji-Australia Business Council and the Fiji-New Zealand Business Council.

He says this is how they want to spur up the tourism sector.

Sayed-Khaiyum says the Americas Cup will be held in New Zealand and a lot of them will want to come and park their yachts in Denarau. He says sailing time will be used as part of the quarantine period.

Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji is the only independent South Pacific country that has a WHO certified testing facility, where you get tested within 6 hours and get your results.

He says because of our health status we are in a better position to talk to Australia and New Zealand about the Bula Bubble.

He says they have again written to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and liaising with the Australian High Commissioner John Feakes.

Sayed-Khaiyum says there are more opportunities in relaxing health measures to allow for travel between New Zealand as they are coming close to being COVID-19 contained like Fiji.



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