More than 16,000 tourists from the United Kingdom visited Fiji last year.

This was revealed by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama the Tourism Fiji event held at the Fiji High Commission in London last night.

“Due to the nature of the journey, tourists from the U.K. and Europe spend longer periods of time in Fiji. The average vacation for travelers from Great Britain is a full nine days, so our neighbours here in London certainly know how to make the most of their dream Fijian holiday,” he said.

“I’ve been told that we’re expecting 2019’s tourist arrivals from the U.K. to Fiji to rise by 6.6 percent, so let’s work to continue that momentum into 2020 and beyond.

“There’s room for growth in extended backpacking trips, and in other adventure-based holidays, from eco-tourism to diving trips for Europeans looking to explore our beautiful jungles and reefs. The possibilities are limitless, and I ask that you continue to seize them by expanding our tourism sector, you are doing a great service for the Fijian economy, and for the Fijian people.”

The event was also an opportunity to thank Fiji travel agents in the UK for promoting the country as a tourist destination area.

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