Nadi Airport -
The international gateway to Fiji. Jets arrive daily from Australia, New Zealand and?
Nadi Airport -
AMERICAN AIRLINES and QANTAS International Jets landing at Nadi (NANDI) International Airport.
American Airlines hostesses walking to plane to greet incoming passengers.
Passengers from American and Qantas Jets/
At Suva; Pand O cruise liner Iberia at the Kings Wharf.... passengers leaving wharf area, looking, buying at markets which are right outside the wharf area. The first thing tourist see when arriving at Suva by cruise ship is the native market, where everything, woodwork, souvenirs are on display for sale.
Suva is a cosmopolitan city... where Europeans, Pacific Islanders Indians and Asians mingle freely. At Renwick Pde. people crossing.
Tourist with shopping coming from the older city area along Renwick Parade... with Waimanu Road and the Duty free area of Cumming Street in background.
Traffic in Waimanu (MY-MAR-NOO) Parade and Cumming Street. the centre of all Duty Free shopping.
Also Duty free shopping in Vitogo (VI-TONGO) parade Lautoka (LAU-TOCKA) Viti Levu (VEE-TEE LE-VOO) second city on the western side of the island.
Policemen are friendly and colourful....
A touch of Venice in the South Pacific... a boat on the canal in the heart of Suva/
Paddle boats at Fishermen's Lodge, on the way to the Coral Coast, justa short distance from Suva on the Queen's Highway which connects Suva with Nadi and Lautoka.
Entertainment, cosmopolitan style where Pacific Islanders, Fijians Europeans and all nationalities mix freely while being entertained by dancers from the nearby Tongalcvu (TONGO-LE-VOO) village Deform a club dance... a symbolic recreation of the old tribal wars.
On Deuba (DOOMBA) beach thirty miles from Suva, two Fijians walk happily beside a lagoon protected by the roof further out. At Deuba in the Pacific Harbour multi-million dollar land development scheme American Airlines are building a Flagship hotel called the Beachcomber. Located near where The motion picture, "his Majesty Ckeefe" starring Burt Lancaster was made the hotel is the first of several to be built in the development and is indicative of the move to building large tourist accommodation throughout Fiji. Pacific Harbour is destined to become a tourist centra as well as housing scheme for those seeking a Pacific Paradise to live.
The Tanoa Hotel, one of many well-known and established hotels. The Tanoa is located near the Nadi International Airport. An accepted way of life, and part of hotel facilities are the many pools, where guests can spend their time between tours and incoming and outgoing jets and buses, sipping tropical drinks or something more substantial.
Located on the Coral coast between Nadi and Suva is the Fijian. A hotel built on a small island connected to the main island by a causeway. There's a golf course, deep sea fishing, a lagoon to swim in if you refer its so all located amid a profusion of palm trees. Accommodation and service is an important business in Fiji, and hoteliers make certain that their guests are made welcome and comfortable.
A popular way of roughing it is to visit one of the coral atolls located off the main island. Cruise boats yacht the visited for a day's tour with a barbecue lunch thrown in as part of the cruise. Then there are those who would like to try beachcombing overnight or for a week, Honeymooners find the traditional Fijian house... the bures (BEWRYS) comfortable and a time happily spent on their Fijian holiday.
Further information can be obtained from the Fiji Visitors Bureau
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Background: Nadi Airport -
The international gateway to Fiji. Jets arrive daily from Australia, New Zealand and North American, with connecting flights to island territories throughout the South Pacific. 97% of Fiji's tourists arrive and depart through Nadi International Airport. Last year (1971) 152,000 visitors spent an average of 7 1/2 days in the friendly relaxed Fiji islands.
Situated on the south east coast of Viti Levu - the largest of Fiji's 300 islands - is Suva, the capital and largest city. Here, passengers from cruise liners spend a full and exciting day exploring the markets and shopping for bargains in the scores of duty free shops that abound throughout the down-town shopping area.
With a population of over 60,000, Suva is a cosmopolitan port city of great charm and fascination. Here, Fijians, Indians, Chinese, Europeans and several Pacific Island races live and work in harmonious relationship.
An infinite variety of dress, customs and culture provide an atmosphere that is excitingly different.
Tourism is big business and an important part of the Dominion's economy. More than half of Fiji's holiday visitors arrive from Australia or New Zealand, but an increasing number from America and Europe are discovering the still unspoilt attractions of the Fiji islands.
Hotels and resorts range from those suited to budget travellers to top class establishments with all comforts and facilities. These can range from a native style thatched bure to a luxury suite.
Off shore islands are easily accessible and a variety of cruise boats provide extended cruises or one day picnic jaunts to small beach encircled atolls.
It seems as though an increasing number of would-be Robinson Crusoes are find Fiji a rather special kind of experience.