17 Dec 2007

Fiji hotels to continue with discounts after post-coup decline

1:58 pm on 17 December 2007

Many hotels in Fiji have decided to offer more discounted package rates next year in a bid to attract more visitors.

Visitor arrivals have plummeted since the coup last year.

Throughout this year, the hotel industry has offered cheap deals and the Hoteliers Association president, Dixon Seeto, says many have decided to extend this offer.

"A lot of the resorts have extended the discounting into next year in a bid to attract business, but many of the resorts and hotels are slowly climbing out of this deep discounting so that they can get back to some form of normalcy."

Dixon Seeto says the country has lost about 128 million US dollars in foreign exchange earnings due to the heavy discounting this year.