Fiji Flushing Away Tourism Dollars
Avoiding problems by avoiding tourists...
Fijian tourism is suffering, and it's not just because of military coups. Nope, the thing that's really killing 'em is an incident last year in which a drunken Fijian soldier urinated on a Japanese tourist on board an Air Pacific flight.
Believe it or not, said the Fiji Times:
Urinating on a tourist on an international flight is a high-profile incident which gains global notoriety.
And getting peed on is only half of it. From cab drivers who overcharge tourists, to shop vendors working the hard sell to gum-smacking customs officers, the tourism industry is doing everything it can to give the country a black eye, the newspaper says. While there aren't any quick fixes listed, we've gotta figure that making it to the airplane lav in time would be a good start.
· Urinating on Japanese Tourist Hits Fiji Tourism Badly [Stuff.co.nz]
· Coup Travel: The South Pacific's the Place [Jaunted]