Fiji: Safe for Tourists

David Stanely at the South Pacific Travel Blog is critical of Australia, New Zealand and the United States for issuing a misleading travel advisory on Fiji before the coup. The author writes that Fiji is still safe for tourists. “Tourism is Fiji’s biggest industry, accounting for over a quarter of the gross domestic product. Even before Laisenia Qarase lost control of the country, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and many other so-called “friends” of Fiji imposed sanctions on this industry by issuing highly misleading travel advisories warning against visiting the country. To date, all reports say that Fiji is perfectly calm and safe for tourists.”

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