Members of the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association will only have to pay 50 percent of the usual subscription fee.
This reduction is directly due to the downturn in the global tourism and travel industry that has hit Fiji particularly hard.
The other 50 per cent balance will be deferred.
Members will also be able to make arrangements for payment plans.
The initiative has been approved by the FHTA Board and will be endorsed at the FHTA Annual General Meeting, which is yet to be scheduled due to the restrictions in social gatherings.
Alternatives are being arranged according to the FHTA Constitution according to the current limitations.
In light of the decline in tourism activities and the subsequent cost-cutting measures by the sector, the FHTA Secretariat has also been proactive in implementing related measures including salary reductions, a hiring freeze and some suppliers agreeing to reduce or waive their own costs for them.
The Association’s CEO, Fantasha Lockington says prudent financial management by the Association with oversight by the FHTA Board over the last few years means FHTA is in a stronger financial position and the Secretariat will be able to draw on some of the savings to ensure that the operational costs for the Secretariat are met, to meet the expectations of all members.
Members of FHTA are kept abreast of the latest developments regarding the tourism industry and other related mechanisms through the FHTA Secretariat.
Other members benefits include, but are not limited to, Human Resources & Industrial Relations advice and legal opinions, assistance with Immigration requirements, Training & Best Practice advice and Industry Representation in Government policy forums for lobbying.