If you haven’t been to Fiji in the last 8-10 years, you may not be aware of the high-quality options that are available for your annual incentive travel reward. This Pacific venue’s chief benefit is it’s flying time from Australia: as little as 3 hours 30 minutes from Brisbane to at most 8 hours 30 minutes from Perth. Few other international destinations can offer the variety of options at so close a location. Here are several elements worth consideration.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Indigenous Fijians make up about half of the 300+ island population. The economic climate continues to provide challenges for the people, especially in rural areas. There are many CSR opportunities working with children, schools and adults that fit small groups as well as up to several hundred participants. In half a day, a team can make a significant impact on the living or learning conditions of an area.
The DMCs continue to innovate team-based activities from scavenger hunts to amazing races and eco tours. Whether your team wants to walk, ride or drive; the adventures can be built to meet the energy level of your group. One new product that takes them off the beaten track is Eco Trax Fiji: an almost behind-the-scenes tour at Sigatoka. Working with your DMC, this venue offers a fantastic private beach stop for lunch, drinks or water sports as well.
Private Island Paradise
Recently opened Malamala Beach Club (25 minutes from Port Denarau) is a like having a VIP island all to yourself. This day-long experience can accommodate up to 300 people and includes exceptional dining, bar, infinity pool, cabanas and water sports. Other amenities such as massage and helicopter transport are easily facilitated.
The airport and surrounds have been significantly upgraded and accommodate smooth entry and exit. Serenaded by ukuleles, ushered through customs as a group and welcomed by your DMC at baggage claim, the experience begins as soon as you’re off the plan and doesn’t end until you’re back in the air to go home.
Fijian Culture and Hospitality
While the Fijians have always been incredibly hospitable, they have come to better understand the travel expectations of their Australian visitors with each passing year. In fact, Australians make up the largest segment of all tourists at nearly 43%. New Zealanders are the second largest segment at nearly 22%. With Oceania residents contributing the majority of tourists each year, Fijians are focused on meeting those expectations and winning loyal visitors. From meeting dietary requirements to travel entertainment to personalisation and five-star service, Fiji has shown itself to be a unique and memorable experience.