31 May 2005

Fiji business calls on hotels to insure against terrorist attacks

10:20 am on 31 May 2005

Fiji's hotels have been advised to insure themselves against interruptions to their business from terrorism attacks, tsunamis, cyclones, floods and infectious diseases.

The Fiji Times reports that the advice has been given by insurance broker, Aon Risk Services, Fiji.

The company's managing director, Paul Dunk, has told a tourism seminar that terrorist attacks and infectious diseases like bird flu had never been thought of before, but should now be considered.

Mr Dunk said they should also take out denial of access cover in case nobody can get to their property because of infections diseases or because airports are closed.