July 15, 2024
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Author - Rob Kay

Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award winner Rob Kay wrote the original Lonely Planet Fiji Travel Guide, and is Founder of Fijiguide.com.

Fiji Airways is in a good space

Fiji Airways is in a Good Space

Operational changes made by the FijiFirst government to Fiji Airways has enabled the company to be where it is today. Civil Aviation Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made this statement while speaking to FBC News. Sayed-Khaiyum says the national airline company is in a good space to grow, however criticism have spurred the airline. “In respect to the numerous changes we...

Go Dirty with a Zip

Go Dirty with a Zip

Nadi-based all terrain vehicle (ATV) company Go Dirty Tours has launched a new offering, combining its popular guided quad-bike tour with a zip-line experience. The new tour, called Double Edge, is the fifth tour offered by the company and is aimed at adventure-loving clients of all ages. ‘Double Edge combines the fun of an ATV tour with the rush of ziplining five...

Bula – Fly the friendly Skies | Real Tonga

True friends can truly provide the wind beneath your wings, and help you soar higher. The Fijian Government have offered Real Tonga an Airlines Services Permit for the Suva Tongatapu route pending the Foreign Air Operator Certificate which is currently under assessment by the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji. This is very good news for Real Tonga who primarily...

Indigenous people urged to engage more with Pacific tourism

Indigenous people urged to engage more with Pacific tourism

The head of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation says strengthening the participation of local communities and indigenous people in tourism development is the key to offering unique travel experiences. Christopher Cocker says culture is at the centre of what is on offer in the Pacific. He told Jenny Meyer a recent international meeting highlighted the need for...

Indulge without any guilt

Six Senses Fiji is built on a philosophy of integrated wellness and sustainability, two things travellers are becoming increasingly conscious about. The resort, which has been open for just over a year and is located in the Mamanuca Islands, has a focus on fresh whole food that is nutritious and delicious, meaning guests can enjoy their holiday without derailing...

Fiji Airways Soars into the Future with Latest Generation A350-900s

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has today revealed in a joint announcement with majority shareholder, the Fijian Government, that it will acquire two new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft as part of its widebody aircraft expansion plans. The new additions to the airline’s widebody fleet will be used to primarily service popular routes between the US and Australia, with...

VOMO Island Fiji’s New Infinity Pool

VOMO Island Fiji’s new infinity pool is now open. The adults only ‘Rocks  Pool’ is adjacent to the secluded Rocks Bar & Restaurant in a private setting on the western tip of the island and forms part of a chill-out area for adult guests to relax and soak up the sun. The new adult-only zone is an addition to family friendly VOMO – one of Fiji’s most popular family...

Frank Bainimarama reminds the world that climate change is a reality

For Fijians, climate change is not some abstract notion. Fiji is on the front lines, both as an island nation and, a leader in placing the reduction of carbon emissions atop the global agenda. And not a moment too soon. Since 1993, Fiji has recorded a 6 millimeter (0.2 inch) increase in its sea level per year.  This has resulted in saltwater intrusion and coastal...

Interview with Chef Mo Arun of the Grand Pacific Hotel

Arguably one of the most influential chefs in Fiji, Chef Mo Arun has become well known in recent years as a practitioner of the “Pacific Rim Authenticity Cuisine”.  A native of Nadi, he began his culinary career at the Fijian Hotel (now the Shangri-La) and Regent of Fiji (now The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa). He subsequently moved to New...

Fiji Guide Introduction to On Fiji Islands

It is my pleasure to introduce readers to Ronald Wright’s masterpiece, On Fiji Islands. In this work the author weaves his interests in history and ethnology into a visceral depiction of late 20th century Fiji. As the Washington Post proclaimed in a 1986 review: THIS IS A FINE TRAVEL BOOK, PERSONAL WITHOUT BEING PRETENTIOUS, OPEN·EYED WITHOUT BEING NAIVE, AND...

Travel Pro Rick Garrett answers FAQ on Planning your Fiji Trip–Part I

Rick Garrett, a long time South Pacific travel planner, stopped by our office once again to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about orchestrating a vacation in Fiji. Rick runs a wholesaler called Travel Pacific and he readily admits that the ease of booking one’s own land and air on the Internet makes many people shy away from working with a travel...

Mamanuca Islands Activities

Travel Pacific – the road less traveled

Rick Garrett Travel Agent I’m a Professional Travel Adviser with over 30 years of travel industry experience. My specialty is creating tailor made vacations and honeymoons to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, French Polynesia (Tahiti), and the Cook Islands. I’ve made dozens of trips to the South Pacific and I know many of the hotel managers and/or owners so am able to...

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