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Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017
As it’s quite a known fact now that thousands of New Zealanders every year rush to the tropical island of Fiji with great enthusiasm. At present, some of these visitors are all set to create a new type of paradise for the locals who reside there.
The archipelago’s idyllic and romantic destinations, villages and communities are receiving millions of tourist dollars and being revamped.
An increasing number of tourist operators close to the palm-fringed vacation spot are redirecting percentages of their income behind assisting fund community and eco projects.
For New Zealanders, Fiji in South Pacific has long been an exotic holiday destination. The white sands and balmy blue waters are slowly gaining popularity among the Kiwis as well. In 2016, approximatley165, 000 visitors entered Fiji (source: Fiji Bureau of Statistics). This was a 17 percent rise than 2015, second only to Australians as the most oft visited travelers.
Sonya Lawson, Tourism Fiji’s Regional Manager New Zealand, explained that the country is a preferred choice mainly for couples and families who are looking to spend some romantic moments. It has some of the exquisite resorts and tourist spots in the world.
A visit to Fiji can be relaxing or high energy: “There are world-class luxury resorts for those seeking to unwind while adventure junkies can swim with manta rays, dive with sharks, dive at the Rainbow Reef and the Great White Wall (both included in the top 10 dive sites in the world by the US Divers Magazine) or play a round of golf.”