Niue Wins Best Booth at BFTE

first_imgSource = Niue Tourism The efforts of the Niue Tourism team paid off at the Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange (BFTE) last week where they were awarded ‘Best Booth’ of the event.Rather than enjoying relaxing time in the sun on their first free day in Fiji, the Niue Tourism team including Hayden Porter, Vanessa Marsh, BJ Rex and Susie Williams dedicated the day to collecting materials to decorate their booth.The team scoured the streets of Nadi for rocks, fernery and a picnic table and Vanessa even spent the evening hand weaving a traditional Niuean mat.The result was a booth that replicated one of the island’s most popular locations – Limu Pools. To complete the illusion, the walls and floor of the booth were plastered with a panoramic photographic image of Limu.Susie says, “The booth looked fantastic and I felt honored to be there representing not just Niue Tourism, but also the people of Niue whom I am sure would have been beaming with Pacific pride.”Susie commented that there was a “real buzz” around the Niue booth, both in terms of its design and about the destination. “We noticed a marked interest and knowledge from buyers about Niue compared to last year, particularly from leading Australian wholesalers as well as representatives from the UK and USA,” says Susie.“We also had a lot more formal requests for appointments than we did last year.”The team’s efforts were rewarded on the final day when they were announced as winners of ‘Best Booth’ and awarded the prize of a free booth space at next year’s BFTE. Niue Tourism Development Manager Hayden Porter says that they intend to use the free booth as additional space at the event to help create double the impact. Niue tourism team at Niue boothlast_img read more