11 November 2021, Apia Samoa. Fiji is expecting close to 100,000 tourists to enter the country in the next two months when borders open for international travel in December.
Tourism Fiji Chief Executive, Brent Hill, says close to 100,000 tourists will holiday here in the next two months if there are no disruptions.
“From our perspective, we’re expecting maybe close to 40,000 tourists in each of December and January, which is staggering,” said Hill.
“We are ecstatic that Fiji will open its borders to international visitors before the end of the year.. This is the moment we have been planning for nearly two years now and I can assure the world that Fiji is safe and ready to welcome you back. The islands are just as beautiful — if not more beautiful — than ever and the locals just as warm and friendly. Fiji is the vacation the world needs and deserves right now, and we can finally offer that again starting December.”
Fiji’s Minister for Tourism, Faiyaz Koya, says it is refreshing to see the industry slowly getting back on its feet and he is hopeful the numbers will get to the CEO’s predictions.
“It’s been almost two years since we welcomed international visitors,” says the Minister in a statement. “And in these two years, we’ve struggled, we’ve adapted, and we’ve prepared. Today, our national airline is ready, our hotels and tour providers are ready, and Fijians are ready to safely welcome the world back. We are ready to let happiness find you again.”