COVID19 impact on Fiji’s economy has been devastating with tourism once holding 40 percent of the Fijian economy, now at a halt.

Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, Shaheen Ali says their teams are meeting with relevant stakeholders and holding discussions on immediate impacts, ensuring compliance with government-mandated measures, and repatriating international visitors.

The Ministry of Tourism, over the last few months has been actively holding discussions on ways to revive the tourism industry.

Fiji as any other country around the world has suffered a great deal after losing almost 40 percent of its GDP through tourism.

Ali says the ministry is preparing initiatives to aggressively enter the market once borders open and restrictions are lifted.

In the meantime, Ali has confirmed that their Tourism Recovery Team has been evaluating the tourism value chain and public, private sector and tourist needs, in line with the World Health Organisation’s overall guidance and recommendations, as and when the borders open.

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