Fiji has announced the sunny news that 90 per cent of its eligible population is now fully vaccinated, ensuring further protection for the nation and its visitors when it reopens its borders on 1 December.
After almost 20 months of border closures, Fiji, its resorts, attractions and people are preparing to say “Bula!” once more and open their arms to travellers from several Travel Partner countries, including Australia on 1 December.
Can you imagine how big those welcoming smiles will be in Fiji?
Brent Hill, Tourism Fiji CEO, said that vaccination was a public health investment and to achieve nearly full herd immunity was a milestone for any country and put Fiji in a strong position to reopen in December.
“From airline to accommodation, the Fijian tourism industry has worked hard to ensure the safety of all patrons and helped steer an operational shift to COVID-safety. We are committed to safe, seamless travel and, to date, have over 500 tourism operators registered with CFC and more than 240 tourism properties that will be CFC-certified,” Hill added.
Via its Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) Programme, tourism operators have established globally benchmarked COVID-safety practices approved by the World Health Organisation and recognised by the World Travel and Tourism Council.
All staff within CFC resorts, experiences, transport businesses and activities will be 100% vaccinated and have a dedicated Wellness Ambassador rolling out these practices and ensuring the safety of Fijis locals and their visitors.
Tourism Fiji says that not only does this vaccination milestone ensure further protection for its locals, but it also creates another layer of confidence for travellers around the globe, preparing for their idyllic nation holiday.
Bula Rebel Wilson!
Aussie Actor, Rebel Wilson, was last week unofficially announced as the fresh new face of paradise and seen flaunting her new island look, golden shipwreck glam, for a new Tourism Fiji campaign.
Rebel was hosted at the stunning Vomo Resort, on an exciting production largely handled by a range of local Fijian companies and international production firms.
Over the course of the week, Rebel enjoyed a range of experiences that tourists coming to Fiji can look forward to – from snorkelling on amazing reefs, to SUPping across the clear blue water, chopper flights over the Islands, jungle hikes and treks, and enjoying the amazingly warm hospitality that Fiji is renowned for.
“We look forward to shortly sharing the full campaign and showing what Rebel got up to during her time here in Fiji!” says Hill.
Rebel will continue to work with Tourism Fiji into 2022 to share the campaign and her experiences in Fiji.
Fiji prepares for the boom from 1 December
Demand for trips to Fiji is already booming, with 66% of all international outbound flights from Australia in October being booked directly to the island nation and accounting for 29% of all flights being made, second only to domestic travel.
Many resorts are booking out, and according to one of Australia’s largest online travel agencies, 39% of all bookings made to Fiji have been made for December, and 29% of all bookings made to Fiji have been made for January, with 2022 quickly filling as well, which is a massive boost for Fiji after almost two years of no tourism.
Karryon is also incredibly excited to share that we’ll be heading over to Fiji on the first flight next Wednesday, 1 December, to soak up all of the celebration and happiness. We’ll be reporting from the
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa in Natadola Bay, and we can’t wait to share the stories with you.
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