22 Jan 2009

Hotel workers laid off due to Fiji flooding

11:31 am on 22 January 2009

Some hotels in Nadi have started laying off employees as a result of a low number of visitors amid the recent floodings in Fiji.

Fijilive reports the Sheraton, Westin, Raddison and hotels around Denarau have laid off temporary employees 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.