Fiji tourism sector preparing to open up to the world

The number of tourism operators signing up to Tourism Fiji’s Care Fiji Commitment Program (CFC) and getting staff fully vaccinated is steadily rising, as the industry gears up to re-open to the world in late 2021.

The CFC is a destination wide assurance of traveller and staff safety based on high standards of safety and health protocols across the tourism industry.

Tourism Fiji CEO Brent Hill says the national tourism office is encouraged by the drive from the tourism industry to help support the vaccination program and edge closer to opening up Fiji to the world.

“In the last two weeks alone, 28 properties have had 100 per cent of their eligible team members fully vaccinated, and now have access to the CFC vaccine toolkit and resources,” he said.

“This has brought the total number of CFC-approved tourism operators to 172, which is of course very encouraging for travellers when we are able to welcome them back. It speaks to the commitment of the industry to be ready for visitors, with health and safety as key priorities.”

Hill said Tourism Fiji would continue to support the industry in its preparations as they look forward for the safe re-opening of borders.

He added that Fiji’s intensive nationwide vaccination effort has added further confidence for the industry to gear up for re-opening with over 90 per cent of the target population receiving their first vaccination and 36 per cent now fully vaccinated.

“The latest 28 properties and operators who have been added to the CFC-approved list have 100 per cent of their staff fully vaccinated, which is quite outstanding,” said Hill.

“They are now able to proudly display Tourism Fiji’s 100% Vaccinated Stamp to further strengthen their appeal to prospective visitors.”