Thursday, 23 April 2009

Tourism Fiji salutes Matava Eco-Adventure Resort - Fiji Government Online

“Our precious heritage has to be well managed and preserved for long term benefits with tourist increasingly looking for pristine destinations for their holidays.

“A very important product of our tourism industry is our environment. This is an emerging trend whereby many visitors give weight to environmental consideration when choosing a holiday.”

Those are the words of the Chairman of Tourism Fiji, Patrick Wong in congratulating Matava Fiji’s premier Eco-Adventure Resort, the official winner of Padi Asia Pacific Awards in the category Project Aware Marine Environment Award 2009.

Mr Wong said it is no longer just the sun, sand and sea but also the safety and environment ratings of the destination and the interest of local culture, tradition and lifestyle that’s been attracting visitors to the country.

“The uniqueness of our physical attributes i.e weather, geography, flora and the people.

“A broad variety of attractions. There is heritage, historic, cultural, rainforest gardens, our marine environment and resources showing Fiji’s unique ecology, culture and society complimenting all market segments,” Mr Wong said.

Located in the islands of Kadavu, bordered by the Great Astrolobe Reef and set amidst lush tropical surroundings, Matava Eco-Adventure Resort is a small intimate getaway. Matava is designed to blend with its natural environment.

Matava is a genuine eco-hideaway designed to cause minimal impact on the environment and to promote conservation awareness with the local community and visitors.

The Padi Asia Pacific Member awards was developed to better recognize the achievements of those PADI Dive Centers and Resorts who have made significant contributions to the growth and developments of diving.

Tourism Fiji salutes Matava Eco-Adventure Resort - Fiji Government Online