Samoas Seabreeze resort wins 6th World Travel Award

first_imgSamoa’s Seabreeze Resort has won the World Travel Award as Samoa’s leading resort for the sixth consecutive year.The A’ufaga resort was one of the hotels and beach fales devastated by the tsunami in September 2009.The Seabreeze’s operators, Australian couple Chris and Wendy Booth, said their success was the result of the hard work and the dedication of their 32 local staff.“We’ve grown this amazing team that we’ve got now from little boys and girls who came from school who were scared to speak.“I remember the first time we opened in in 2007 and came to me and said ‘I can’t speak English’ and I said ‘you can speak to me, you can speak the them,’ and now, he’s one of the managers.”The resort has also won the Excellence in Tourism and Best Deluxe awards in Samoa’s Tourism annual award in 2017 and 2018.In 2016 Seabreeze was recognised as the number one hotel in Upolu island, ranked 11 out of 25 for the Top 25 small hotels in the South Pacific.It had also voted 9th in the Top 25 resorts in the South Pacific Romance in the 2016 Trip Advisor Traveller’s choice awards.The post Samoa’s Seabreeze resort wins 6th World Travel Award appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

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Eroni Puamau Is Tourism Leader Of The Year

first_imgMr Puamau’s passion is building an enduring company where people are motivated to invent and create great experiences that will make a difference in the lives of those who come from around the world to seek happiness in our islands, our way of life and people.General Manager of Rosie Holidays, Eroni Puamau was named the 2018 Tourism leader of the Year during the ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards (FETA) at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa in Denarau on Saturday.About Eroni PuamauMr Puamau has been a major force in the development of the Whitton family business as the country’s major inbound tour and vistor operator.He has travelled the world constantly working closely with managing director Tony Whitton.He says: “We are a family owned tradition of excellence with staff who are passionate and inspired everyday to give their best serving our customers.”Comments on the awardMr Puamau said: “This award is really special for me as I was inspired by a collective dream of the Fiji tourism industry pioneers many years ago, the dream of     impacting the lives of our people.“Today we should be proud of what we have become as an industry, because it is an industry with the force for good.“We are changing the lives of our people, every single tourist that you welcome whether you’re a transport operator or a hotelier, you are creating a job in the   industry.”Mr Puamau thanked everyone that contributed to his journey in the industry.“I want to thank the committee for recognising me with this award and I accept it humbly on behalf of all of us and all the mentors that has helped me along the way.“I look forward to working with all of you in making our destination stand out in the years to come.”Eroni Puamau’s Passion“My passion is building an enduring company where people are motivated to invent and create great experiences that will make a difference in the lives of those who come from around the world to seek happiness in our islands, our way of life and my people,” he said.“Our journey in making a difference is one of continual innovation with the customer in mind and to be always in a state of continual becoming where we are creating new values rather than competing with what everyone else has.“Inventing the future is all about making those tiny improvements every day.” The post Eroni Puamau Is Tourism Leader Of The Year appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

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