6 - 17 November 2017  

     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service


Media Release

Fiji US Mission Upskills Staff for Effective Tourism Promotion

Fiji_US_Mission_upskills_Staff_for_Effective_Tourism_Promotion14th July 2012: Fiji’s Embassy in Washington DC USA is upskilling its staff so that the Embassy can better promote Fiji as an attractive tourism destination for Americans.

The Embassy has managed to secure a placement for one of its locally engaged staff (LES) to participate in the upcoming Tourism Fiji Matai Program scheduled for November in Fiji. The fully funded program designed by Tourism Fiji will enable our Matai Specialist to be trained/educated on tourism opportunities offered by Fiji, increase destination awareness and empower them including potential travel traders to sell Fiji as tourism destination more effectively. The program includes an online training course, four modules in total that has to be completed before applicants can be considered to participate in the program. It will also include participants travelling to Fiji with travel and accommodation full paid for eight (8) days.

The Embassy is using this opportunity to send one of its LES to meet and to talk to officials at the Immigration Dept., Ministry of Justice, Birth, Death and Marriage (BDM), Investment Fiji and other relevant Ministries whom they deal with on daily basis in Fiji. Piggy backing on Tourism Fiji’s program the LES will remain in Suva at least for an additional two days to undertake the Embassy’s orientation program after the completion of the 8 days visit. This exercise is not only important as it aimed to build up the Embassy’s contacts and facilitate service delivery, it is also cost effective. The Administrative Assistant at the Embassy, Ms. Teresita Sauler-Cooke has been nominated to attend the November program.

(Photo caption: Ms. Teresita Sauler-Cooke)