Rob Kay, the Honolulu-based author of Lonely Planet’s original Fiji guidebook, along with Lautoka, Fiji-based web and applications developer David Barnes, have updated the online travel guide, FijiGuide.
Fiji Guide features all original content including blogs, videos and photos from local photographers.
Kay said the site provides the most relevant, up-to-date advice on accommodations, restaurants, tours and attractions as well as extensive coverage of Fijian language and culture. Fiji Guide covers the entire Fiji archipelago—from Kadavu in the south to Vanua Levu and Taveuni up north.
“Everything has been updated for 2020”, said Kay, who recently returned from a 5 week visit to Fiji. “I was able to spend considerable time in Savusavu, as well as Levuka, Kadavu, and Taveuni. What’s impressed me the most is the growth of sustainable tourism, particularly in Fiji’s north and Kadavu. By all appearances, it’s Fiji’s future.”
The site covers outdoor activities such as diving, surfing, hiking and golf. It features day trips and tours ranging from Zip lining on the Coral Coast to Black Pearl tours in Savusavu.
Fiji Guide also offers tips on packing, village visits and a full event calendar.
Kay stated the site provides objective data for visitors and travel industry professionals. “Whether you’re a traveler, looking for an ideal resort or a travel agent, serving your client, you’re going to need unbiased information. We provide readers with facts–not advertising copy. We vet each listing,” said Kay.
He added that the site is affiliated with regional Fiji visitor’s associations from the SunCoast, Savusavu, Kadavu and Coral Coast.
The site is primarily targeted at English-speaking countries, but is also available in Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, German and French.
Kay said that Fiji’s natural attractions are a tremendous enticement, but after 30 years travelling in Fiji, he believes the destination’s #1 draw are its people.
Kay, who has been a journalist for over 30 years, writes a column on sustainable tourism for the Honolulu Star Advertiser and is the travel editor of Hawaii Reporter, a local news publication.
He thanked the Fiji Hotel Association, Fiji Airways and Tourism Fiji for supporting him in his efforts.
For more information, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org