The Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways will enter its fifth year when it’s played once again at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from 2-5 August.
The tournament has been buoyed by the support of local Fijian companies who continue to provide the driving force behind the event and attract international stars to the holiday destination including Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Boo Weekly, Angel Cabrerra, Mike Weir and Heath Slocum.
The international field attracts worldwide attention to Fiji and the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways is proud to announce five founding supporters will again be partnering with the tournament in 2018.
“We are very appreciative of the support we have received from local Fijian organisations to help grow the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways to where it is today,” said Matt Porm, Commercial Director of the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways.
“All of those who have been with us since inception showed a passion and belief in what the tournament would bring to Fiji and their businesses.
“As a result, each and every one of them have benefited from the tournament’s phenomenal growth over the years and have become key stakeholders in Fiji’s biggest international event. They should be proud for the role they play and the legacy we have created both in Fiji and globally.”
“The tournament gives us a great platform to promote the fantastic companies to an international audience and further enhance Fiji’s reputation as a first-class tourism destination.”
Tourism Fiji continues to be one of the main driving forces behind the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways with a shared goal of driving tourism to the playground in the Pacific.
The hard work the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways does off the course and amongst the community fits perfectly with the company’s ethos of valuing great quality and sharing that with their stakeholders.
The magnificent InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa has confirmed they will continue their support of the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways.
The luxury resort plays host to international players competing, tournament staff, international volunteers and spectators as well as catering official tournament functions throughout the week.
Together with the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa makes the perfect host for the tournament.
“The Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways is without a doubt Fiji’s premier international sporting event. We are delighted to be associated with this event as we set about building up the contribution of sports tourism to our economy,” said Andrew Davidson, Area General Manager South Pacific – InterContinental Hotels Group.
“Since its inception in 2014, we have seen this event grow from strength to strength and cement Fiji as a golfing destination. The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is delighted to be the official accommodation sponsor of this event and we look forward to many more successful events ahead of us.”
The media partners who have supported the tournament since its inaugural staging continue to spread the news of the tournament far and wide. EXPLORE Fiji (Magazine), Fiji Sun, Fiji TV and FBC TV Provide valuable news coverage of the event within their markets.
The gateway to Fiji, Fiji Airports is a company committed to supporting golf tourism and more broadly sports tourism in Fiji; continuing their partnership with the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways is a perfect fit for the organisation.
Locally owned signage and branding company Kriz Signs have once again thrown their support behind the 2018 Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways, the company has always been a staunch supporter of the tournament.
A family company that opened the doors of their very first shop 20 years ago in Suva, Victoria Wines have been a strong supporter of the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways since its inception in 2014.
“We recognised straight away that this premium event would provide Fiji with international visibility not only for golf enthusiasts but for all those witnessing the stunning location, our outstanding hospitality and the quality of the businesses and properties associated with the event,” said Kate Vusoniwailala, Company Director at Victoria Wines.
“We thought that an event of this stature required great wine and so of course we were on board!”
FIJI Water will serve as the Official Water of the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways, the synergy of the two brands aims to further highlight the beauty of Fiji. While FIJI Water is an iconic symbol for the island of Fiji recognised around the world, the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways is quickly solidifying Fiji as an international golfing destination.
Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji has renewed its sponsorship of the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways, the sponsorship sees a mix of Coca-Cola Amatil products becoming official drinks to the professional golf tournament.
Paradise Beverages will ensure celebrations at the Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways continue to hold a unique Fijian flavour as they supply beer and rum for all tournament functions.
VIP guests will also enjoy Paradise Beverage products in the corporate hospitality areas during the tournament.
All of the confirmed partners for the 2018 Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways gathered at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa in Natadola Bay last month for their annual forum. This gathering aimed to build networks and relationships amongst the partners, but also served as a valuable planning tool for the group to discuss the marketing and business plans for the upcoming tournament, as well as build collective plans to further grow golf tourism in Fiji.