ISSUED ON BEHALF OF TOURISM FIJI
RE TROPICAL CYCLONE WINSTON
Sunday, 21 February 2016 PM
ALL VISITORS ARE SAFE IN FIJI
The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya has assured all friends and families of guests currently visiting Fiji that all visitors are safe and comfortable.
Minister Koya stated that all properties have taken all necessary precautions and actions to ensure that their guests are safe and are taken good care of.
"Furthermore, there are no reports of any significant structural damage to the majority of hotels in Viti Levu, except for some properties in the Rakiraki area" said the Minister.
"We understand that friends and families are very concerned, however, we request everyone to remain calm. Cyclone Winston has caused extensive damage to the communications infrastructure, hence, mobile and Internet communications in some parts of Fiji maybe affected. However, communication is active in Suva, Nadi, Denarau and along the Coral Coast", added Minister Koya.
Furthermore, the Hon. Minister stated that as soon as flights resume, Fiji Airways will prioritise guests who want to go back home and flights are expected to be normalized by Monday, 22 February 2016.
Minister stated that tourism remains a key and important industry for Fiji and this setback will not curb the enthusiasm and the warm hospitality Fiji is renowned for.
Tourism Fiji is providing updates via Twitter.