Nadi, 22 February 2020 – Tourism Fiji is proud to reveal five more Bulanaires who have been named for Phase Two of our Bulanaires program for 2020. A Bulanaire is a person who is rich in happiness and shares that happiness with others around them and these frontliners in our tourism industry are shining examples!
As we countdown to the start of the happiness month in March, our signature destination campaign Bulanaires is gaining momentum throughout the tourism industry by celebrating our true heroes and bringing to life what Fiji is renowned for, its bula spirit.
Our first Bulanaire, Ms Alesi Viliviliyawa Kunaura is a meet and greet customer service agent at Tour Managers. She’s passionate about sharing more information with visitors about Fiji’s rich culture, history and traditions of her beloved country. She explains, “I want travellers to be inspired to book their holidays to Fiji so they can experience first-hand why Fijians are regarded as the happiest people living on this planet called earth.”
She is also the face of the company says Reservations Manager, Mr Waisea Navuruvuru who nominated her for the program. He adds, “The special attribute about Alesi is her outgoing friendly personality. She always goes out of her way to ensure that clients are well taken care of and with her its always service with a smile; that’s Alesi.”
Our next Bulanaire is a charismatic, incredibly skilled senior jet-boat captain from Sigatoka River Safari. His colleagues call him captain Jack, but we know him as Mr. Joshua Ratukuna from Navuevu Village in Nadroga, Sigatoka.
Nominated by management at Sigatoka River Safari who say, “Captain Jack is one of our senior Jet Boat captains and one of the best. Scooping Fiji Pride Champion in 2017 along with several awards, he has shown his capabilities in the Tourism Industry. He has a great sense of humour, he’s very friendly, and is passionate about the work that he does showcasing the beauty of our country to travellers from all over the world.”
When asked what advice he would give other tourism industry partners in Fiji, he said we should treat everyone like they are your VIP guests regardless of whether they are international visitors or locals. He explains, “I want to ensure that guests feel extra special because Fiji has something that the world is looking for and that’s the Bula Spirit and happiness so why not share that with them.”
Mr Ashitosh Yadev Datt’s vibrant and enthusiastic personality and outlook on the tourism industry in Fiji makes him our next Bulanaire! Ashitosh is a sales representative for South Sea Cruises Fiji (SSC) who is always eager to help and has great customer service experience for guests and partners in the industry.
He was nominated by SSC Business Development Manager, Shimal Nikita who said, “He has a genuine caring attitude that allows him to assist people in various ways throughout his day. He prefers to spend most of his time outside where he is able to connect with guests who are making bookings, requests and general inquiries.”
Next up is Seini Aurore Dorathy Raoma who works as an airport office supervisor for Pacific Destinations Fiji! She’s a passionate young lady who hails from Nasilai, Rewa and deserves to be a Bulanaire! She was nominated by Pacific Destinations Team Leader, Products, FIT & Groups Reservations, Airport and Marketing Support Mrs. Kolora Gareu Mason.
“Seini is AMAZING! It is very rare to meet someone as young as Seini who loves what she does; day in and day out. She strives to exceed customer expectation and is a true ambassador for Pacific Destinations. Seini is one of the most genuine and friendliest person one can meet,” Mason explained.
The cheerful Activities Coordinator from Tropica Island Resort, Mr Sawani Camavia Hoyt, is a true Bulanaire in our eyes! Over 21 years of tourism industry experience has given him a good foundation to engage and connect with guest and to truly give them a bula experience they will never forget.
Mr Hoyt is described as someone who has deep connections to his culture and traditions and shines with the Bula Spirit says the resorts Activities & Marie Supervisor, Mr. Jope Yabakiduanadrau, who also nominated him for the program. He adds, “He is extremely passionate and has the ability to turn a rainy day to a fun sunny one for everyone.”
The Bulanaires will work with Tourism Fiji to help share the ‘Bula Spirit’ with the world and reinforce why Fiji is the place where happiness finds you. To learn more about our Bulanaire program visit www.fiji.travel/bulanaires
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