Fiji cruise study calls for new tourism destinations

A study of Fiji’s cruise industry has recommended the development of five new tourism destinations in the country as part of a solution to lure in more international visitors.

The behemoth 110-page Assessment of the Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Fiji study was compiled by the IFC (International Finance Corporation) and the Government of Fiji. It found that while Fiji’s five key ports: Suva, Lautoka, Denarau, Savusavu and Dravuni Island; welcomed close to 240,000 cruise passengers in 2018, the island nation “faces growth limitations due to its location far from its origin ports in Australia”.

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