Goverment 

 

Ministry of Youth, National Youth Support Scheme (NYSS), 2008/09,
Developed and delivered ‘Entrepreneurial Business Development’ workshops in Suva, Nadi and Lautoka. This led to the development of the ‘Great Suva Tours’ Business Development Program, aimed at recruiting and training youth to become self-employed in SME tourism businesses. STIL is now linking this with various village programs.

 

Ministry of Tourism, Review of National Tourism Development Plan, 2004 and 2007
Project Consultant for UNWTO funded project to undertake the scoping mission to review and assess the Fiji National Tourism Development Plan 2002 to 2007. Extensive consultations were undertaken with the key stakeholders, including field trips to the major tourist regions. Presented a comprehensive terms of reference with support budget to the Ministry of Tourism for a consultancy team to produce an updated National Tourism Development Plan. Reviewed and made comments on the new draft plan in 2007. Government has adopted the Fiji National Tourism Development Strategy Plan 2008 to 2013.

 

Ministry of Tourism, Human Resource Development for Tourism Employment Program, 2004/06
HRD program for employment creation and income generation for rural communities utilizing their natural resources and cultural assets as tourism products. This partnership between the Fiji government, UNDP and the ILO, together with the local village communities resulted in the successful implementation of the plan with the establishment of 42 eco style backpacking resorts, 26 nature based tour operators and 4 eco-parks as tourist attractions. This stimulated a strong economic growth tool for these local communities, creating new employment, generating extra income, distributing tourism dollars more widely and alleviating poverty. Stakeholders, such as USP, Conservation International, Rainforest Alliance and WWF are offering their services in collaboration with government and other sponsors to promote the quality assurance for longer term sustainability.