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10 Things to Know About Fiji

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10 Things to Know About Fiji

My Insights into Fiji Since Fiji Airways flies from LAX (Los Angeles) on a brand new A330, I thought with more people having an opportunity to visit I would offer some of my insights for travelers from my last trip. 1. In Fiji, Bula is the word. 2. Bula is a Fijian word that means “life.” It is also a word used for hello, goodbye, good morning. 3. Fiji drives on the left side of the road. 4. Fiji has a huge Indo-Fijian population. 5. Look for the “Red Flags” (in a good way). 6. Drink up with Fiji rum. 7. Kava ceremonies. 8. Fiji...

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Still Fantastic: Fiji After the Hurricane

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Still Fantastic: Fiji After the Hurricane

Hurricane Winston chooses best path through Fiji Yes, there was damage to Fiji but the hurricane’s path left the vast majority of the islands unharmed. To learn more about Fiji and how Fiji is waiting for travelers watch my video interview with Ruth of Tourism Fiji. More about Travel in Fiji Fiji on In The Know Traveler Basic information about Fiji Tourism...

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Hello Fiji Airways

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Hello Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways Returns Fiji Airways A330 I was either one of the first twenty or so passengers on Fiji Airways new A330 or one of the last to fly on the old Air Pacific, depending on how I look at it. I am running with the former. With Fiji still fresh in my mind, I can say from personal experience this official re-branding and return to the name Fiji Airways, after a 50 year hiatus, is not just in name only. I plan a number of upcoming stories detailing my adventure, but until then enjoy the official press release from the folks at Fiji...

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Air Pacific 7-Day Sale to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand

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Air Pacific 7-Day Sale to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand

(Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 2012) – Book now through April 30, 2012 to fly round trip from 22 major US cities to Fiji from as low as $1078 per person or to Australia for as low as $1158 per person or New Zealand for as low as $1081 per person on Air Pacific, Fiji’s International Airline. These fares are all inclusive of taxes and fees, now that’s friendly! The “7-Day Sale” includes: Fly Air Pacific and American Airlines round trip from 22 US cities to Nadi, Fiji, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Apia, Port Villa,...

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Never Forgotten Fiji

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Never Forgotten Fiji

There is a mystique that surrounds the beautiful Fijian Islands for most Americans since, indeed, it is a long way to travel and the culture couldn’t be more different than what we know in the United States.  Nevertheless, there is something for everyone with Fiji’s 333 islands dotting the Pacific Ocean like jewels.  Deciding which island is the perfect one for you might not be so easy, but choose a few and then take the time to visit each one for two or three nights. Let’s start with your arrival at the airport in Nadi.  A good place to have...

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Continental Service to Fiji

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TOKYO, August 6, 2009 – Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced new service from its Guam hub and Honolulu to Nadi, Fiji beginning Dec. 18, 2009. The flights will also offer convenient connections from Japan and the U.S. mainland to Nadi. “We are pleased to add Nadi to our portfolio of Pacific destinations,” said Jim Compton, Continental’s executive vice president marketing. “Fiji is a popular vacation spot that attracts visitors from around the world and we see a strong demand for leisure travel to the area.” The service will be...

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Fiji Announces Tourism Forum 2009

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One of Fiji’s premier events, the Fiji Tourism Forum will be held at the recently-opened Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa on Friday, 14 August 2009. The theme for this year’s event will be ‘The Spirit of Fiji – for New Paradigms’. The ‘Spirit of Fiji – for New Paradigms’ theme will be incorporated into the layout and planning for the forum and also integrated with expert speakers’ subject material, items for discussion and subsequent action. Fiji Tourism Forum is a domestic event where all stakeholders directly and...

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Vicarious Vanuatu

Posted by on 10:56 pm in Books, Fiji, Vanuatu, World | 0 comments

Several months back, we added loads of new countries to the pages of In The Know Traveler. The good news was that we expanded our coverage of fantastic destinations from around the world that could easily be found through our destinations page. The bad news was that some of the countries were added only because they sounded great to us, not because we had any information about them. Such is the philosophy of a traveler! One such country is Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a series of small islands in the Pacific that speaks 113 distinct languages and gave...

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7 Peoples, 1 Destination, the Polynesian Cultural Center (video podcast)

Posted by on 6:15 pm in Fiji, ITKT Videos, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, United States | 0 comments

The Polynesian Cultural Center is located on the Eastern side of Oahu is Hawaii’s most popular paid attraction. The Polynesian Cultural Center presents the talents seven peoples of the South Pacific including: Tahiti, New Zealand, Tonga, Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, and Marquesas. While a definite tourist attraction, our own, Eileen Moran says, “Not tacky, beautiful people, a family show, and highest quality and best luau on Oahu, definitely not to be missed.” Devin visits with Kim of the Polynesia Cultural Center at the Los Angeles...

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The Fiji Islands

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WHAT: A 322-island nation, with 7,055 square miles of land occupying an ocean area of 426,000 square miles, first charted by American Commodore Wilkes in 1839. The Fiji Islands are generally divided into three groups: the central islands including Viti Levu (4,112 sq. mi.) and Vanua Levu (2,432 sq. mi.) comprise the largest and most fertile land mass and population bases. The Lau (or Eastern) Islands are small, lying east of the main islands as far as Tonga. The Ra Islands, consisting of the Mananucas and the Yasawas, lie west and northwest...

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47 New Tours for Mountain Travel Sobek

Posted by on 11:11 am in Announcements, Australia News, Egypt News, Fiji News, Guatemala News, Laos News, Mali News, Mauritania, Montenegro, Nicaragua News, Panama News, Tibet News, Turkey News, Wales News | 1 comment

Emeryville, CA-September 18 2006-Adventurous travelers will have more exciting trip choices than ever as they begin planning their travel for the coming year: Mountain Travel Sobek, North America’s leading adventure travel company, has added 47 new adventures to their total roster of more than 135 worldwide group programs, not including nearly 30 special programs designed especially for private individual travel. New adventures include: ¨ Treks in Patagonia, Tibet, India, and an inn-to-inn trek to Machu Picchu ¨ Sea kayaking on...

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Profiling Down Under Answers

Posted by on 11:46 pm in Fiji News, Interviews, New Zealand | 0 comments

I originally interviewed Kirk Demeter of Down Under Answers for a popular travel trade magazine earlier this year. While the primary focus of the interview was geared toward travel professionals, Kirk Demeter knows the South Pacific and especially New Zealand. His award winning company, DUA, provides customized tours for thousands annually and this interview should help travelers understand some of the highlights of New Zealand and Australia. If you are looking to visit the land of kiwis, DUA may also provide help via your reputable travel...

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Fiji’s Arts Village Now Open

Posted by on 6:41 pm in Announcements, Fiji News | 0 comments

July 26, 2005 — For a fun filled day, and a chance to sample the lifestyle, hospitality and customs of Fiji, in a beautiful and unique setting, visit the Arts Village, Fiji. They have taken a little bit of fantasy and little bit of “mix it with the locals”, added it to great shopping, great food, & lots of value for money, and created The Arts Village. Arts Village is “Fijian Culture alive and strong.” Visitors get to interact with locals in a friendly environment and learn about their arts and customs. One of the most spectacular...

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