Govt stands strong in its commitment to ensure tourism remains a pillar for socio-economic prosperity and inclusivity – Koya

Govt stands strong in its commitment to ensure tourism remains a pillar for socio-economic prosperity and inclusivity – Koya

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 27/09/2021
Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Koya.

Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Koya says government stands strong in its commitment to ensure tourism remains a pillar for socio-economic prosperity, sustainable development and most importantly – inclusivity.

In his message for World Tourism Day, Koya says they acknowledge the sector’s resilience and commitment towards the Sustainable Development Goals and its unique ability in ensuring that nobody is left behind, especially during these very challenging times.

Koya further says not too long ago, we welcomed close to 900,000 visitors to our shores and as a sector, they provided jobs to thousands of Fijians across the tourism value chain.

He adds as they prepare for re-opening, they re-affirm their collective commitment - as a nation - to build back better, stimulate decent jobs and transform to a greener economy.

Koya says it is only through an inclusive approach to recovery will we achieve inclusive growth and benefits adding that these benefits extend far beyond the tourism sector, touching other sectors, such as aviation, agriculture, retail, and construction, culture and entertainment, amongst others.

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