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Fiji thrives in tourism - Fiji Times

Fiji thrives in tourism
Fiji Times
And according to ANZ's Asia Pacific Economics quarterly report, Fiji was one of the largest Pacific economies and was systemically important to the tourism industry in the region.
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Julia Sacay's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:45 AM

Asia Pacific Economics quarterly report has stated that Fiji is now one of the largest  economies in the Pacific and it has gotten there due to tourism. In the last 12 years Fiji's GDP has increased an average of 6.3 percent per year and now accounts for 48 percent of all tourism.  

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Panel talks on ethics - Fiji Times

Panel talks on ethics
Fiji Times
The speakers addressed corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its impact on business operations and stakeholders in terms of economics, social and environmental aspects.
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Shark-Dive Tourism in Fiji Worth US$42.2 Million a Year - Pew Environment Group

Shark-Dive Tourism in Fiji Worth US$42.2 Million a Year - Pew Environment Group | Fiji Economic Development Project | Scoop.it
A new analysis by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the University of Western Australia concluded that in 2010, shark-related diving contributed $42.2 million ($73 million Fijian) to the economy of Fiji.

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Julia Sacay's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:48 AM

The University of Western Australia has released a statement saying that $73 million Fijian has added to the economy of Fiji through shark-related diving. Sharks are now becoming a tourism pull factor for Fiji which is leading to the creation of Shark sanctuaries. 

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Effectiveness of sanctions against Fiji rated poorly - Radio New Zealand

Effectiveness of sanctions against Fiji rated poorly - Radio New Zealand | Fiji Economic Development Project | Scoop.it
Effectiveness of sanctions against Fiji rated poorly Radio New Zealand Dr Hufbauer, who is a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute of Economics, told Sally Round elections promised for this year have bumped up the score only a little, on a scale...
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Julia Sacay's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:56 AM

The effectiveness of the sanctions put in place by New Zealand and Australia have received very low case scores. These sanctions include the travel ban put on regime measures. The man in charge of the scores, Dr. Hufbauer, has promised to bump the scales only a little. 

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0.4 pc drop in arrivals - Fiji Times

0.4 pc drop in arrivals
Fiji Times
And according to ANZ's Asia Pacific Economics quarterly report, Fiji was one of the largest Pacific economies and was systemically important to the tourism industry in the region.
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Julia Sacay's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:28 AM

Last year Fiji experienced a 0.4 percent decrease in the amount of visitors from the year previous. Although they experienced a drop, the people are still optimistic about their economy and believe there is a lot of positive changes to come. 

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Tuna strategy to benefit economy - Fiji Times

Tuna strategy to benefit economy - Fiji Times | Fiji Economic Development Project | Scoop.it
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Tuna strategy to benefit economy Fiji Times A DETAILED recommendation on how to develop smaller-scale and locally-owned fisheries that will maximise economic returns, create local jobs and better protect Fiji's...

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Julia Sacay's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:03 AM

A recent report has stated that small developing island countries have the possibility to greatly improve their economic well being by changing the way they operate tuna fisheries. The report also stated this could lead to an increase in $44 million of their overall GDP. 

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Tourism set to boost economic status - Fiji Times Online

WHILE the sugar industry is taking a slow tumble, tourism has emerged as a potential major source of support towards Fiji's sagging economy.

This sector, according to Fiji National University's Professor Tiru Jayaraman, has been recognised as one of the most important income-generating sectors in many economies of the sub-region in the Pacific.


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Julia Sacay's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:20 AM

Professor Tiru Jayaraman has said that earnings from tourism have increased almost 30 percent and tourism accounts for over 25 percent of Fiji's GDP.