Fiji: Fiji is a fascinating destination with the dominance of the Indian diaspora. Indians and Fijians share a marvelous warmth and to make this long-standing relationship strong, Indians have a free visa facility every time they visit Fiji, said Fijian politician Faiyaz Koya in a recent interview published in an Indian newspaper. Following are the highlights of the conversation.
- Koya’s connection with India
According to Koya, their ancestors were Indians by origin so he still has his roots in Kerala. Later on, a mixed culture from other countries began to power Fiji’s culture. Therefore, they always welcome Indian tourists with full of heart and open arms.
After being separated from British, Fijians are very excited about the significant move. Even Fiji’s National Flag and Coat of Arms are being renovated in a new look devoid of any British affect.
- Fijians are called the Happiest People on Earth
Fiji, the heart of South Pacific is highly blessed with immense diversity including 333 tropical islands and friendly locals. There are thousands of attractions for the visitors including adventure, romance, luxury, beautiful sight-seeing, traditional music and dance, cooking capability and many more.
- Perfect place for tourism and film-making
Every visitor here can find affordable accommodation all the way through to exclusive 5-star resorts, bunk down in a hostel or even book an entire Island. Filmmakers can gain incredible subsidies for a film shoot. The visit of Fiji will truly memorable with so much to do, said Koya.
- How to go from India?
The connectivity is direct via Singapore now with a great comfort.
By Plane- The main international airport in Fiji is Nadi International Airport (NAN). It is the main hub of Fiji Airways, and also services Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Air Fiji flights, amongst others.
- Fiji is an island nation in the Pacific consisting of roughly 300 islands accounting for 18,272 km² of earth’s surface. It has a population of about 900 thousand (9 lakh), with 40 % of the population being of Indian decent (Indo-Fijians). (Inputs from economictimes.com)