24 Jan 2011

New chairman of Tourism Fiji

12:41 pm on 24 January 2011

A new chairman has been appointed to the board of Tourism Fiji as part of a revitalisation plan to grow the industry

Air Pacific's Chief Executive and Managing director, David Pflieger will replace the Matamanoa Island Resort General manager Patrick Wong, whose term has ended.

The interim Minister for Tourism, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, confirmed Mr Pflieger's appointment to the Fiji Sun newspaper

A marketing specialist with Coca-Cola, Lawrence Tikaram is also new to the board.

The Managing director of the Starwood properties at Denarau Island, Shane Cunning, and Tourism Permanent Secretary Elizabeth Powell remain in the board.