22 Jan 2009

Tourism workers in Fiji's Nadi laid off due to flooding

11:30 am on 22 January 2009

Some hotels in Fiji's tourist town Nadi have started laying off workers as a result of the low number of visitors amid the recent floodings.

Fijilive reports the Sheraton, Westin, Raddison and hotels around Denarau have laid off their temporary workers and have advised some permanent staff to go on leave.

The report gives no numbers.

Hotels have reportedly kept quiet about the latest development.

But Tourism Fiji chairperson Patrick Wong says it's normal for hotels to temporarily lay off staff when they have low occupancy.