Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards celebrates the outstanding performance of those who have made exceptional contributions to our tourism industry.
In 1991 with the introduction of the first Tourism Week, the Fiji Visitors Bureau and the Ministry of Tourism introduced the first Excellence in Tourism Awards sponsored by the Fiji Times, there were 10 Awards Winners. The presentation was in Suva with the Awards presented by the Hon. Josevata Kamikamica. The winners were:
|1. Visionary Award||6. Barperson of the Year Award|
|Dick Smith||Emele Tubailagi|
|2. Environment & Culture||7. Chef of the Year Award|
|Late Ratu Leone Lesi||Raymond Lee|
|3. Hospitality & Accommodation Award||8. Honoured for his dedication to the Community|
|Margaret Thaggard||Sirilo Damudamu|
|4. Food & Beverage Award||9. Micellaneous Award|
|Eparama Mociu||Alivereti Bogiva|
|5. Wine Steward of the Year Award||10. Jointly Honoured in Sports|
|Mere Kasaga||John May & Mick Beddoes|
To recognise individuals and organisations who have gone that extra mile to develop National Tourism and in so doing, have inspired others to share their vision of a buoyant and enduring service industry of supreme national importance.