Tourism Fiji is excited to announce the debut of  ‘Happy Hour TV,’ a YouTube series that shines light on the positive news stories emerging from Fiji during an otherwise gloomy time around the world.

Lighthearted and full of energy, local hosts Masada
and Eroni will share feel-good stories from across Fiji’s 333 islands as they
talk to fellow Fijians about the power of sharing kindness and showing
resilience during a crisis. Airing fortnightly on Tourism Fiji’s YouTube Channel,
‘Happy Hour TV’ will be available for international travelers and locals alike to
tune in every other week for an extra dose of Fiji happiness.

Filmed and produced in Fiji, the stories brought to
life by ‘Happy Hour TV’ are meant to showcase the virtuousness of people coming
together and helping each other during times of crisis. Viewers be warned of
the potential for happy tears, belly laughs, and a big ‘Bula’ smile.

“At a time when good news is hard to come by, we hope
to offer some light relief by illuminating some positive stories from Fiji
during this period of uncertainty,” says Tourism Fiji CEO Matthew Stoeckel.
“Fijians are known for their happiness, resilience, and kind hearts and Happy
Hour TV gives us a platform to share that with the world.”

In the first episode of ‘Happy
Hour TV,’ the hosts report on the revival of bartering across Fiji as they
speak with the founder of the revolutionary Facebook page, “Barter
for Better Fiji
.” This Facebook group was created during the
pandemic as a way for Fijians who are short on cash to still collect the items and
resources they need. Reverting to the old days in Fiji where bartering preceded
any monetary exchanges. Other stories in episode one includes Marriott Fiji
Resort’s ‘Solia Lesu’ program and how The Pearl Resort is
assisting Fiji’s essential service workers.

More interviews with local
heroes and positive news stories of Fijians’ compassion will follow in future
episodes. Each show concludes with a brief weather report that undoubtedly
showcases Fiji’s endless warm and sunny skies that await travelers on their
next trip to the islands. Fiji looks forward to welcoming back visitors soon
and until then, ‘Our Bula Spirit Awaits You.’ So, in the meantime,
sit back, enjoy a cold beverage and tune into ‘Happy Hour TV.’

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