[HD video below] In a partnership designed to fuel tourism, job
growth, and expand the Fiji brand, the Fijian government has
issued an exclusive gaming license to One Hundred Sands Limited.
One Hundred Sands, a Fiji based firm plans to build a $290 million
Luxury Casino Resort and Convention Center on Denarau Island. The
company plans to employ 600 to 800 local residents.
“After two years of working diligently with the
Fijian government under the stewardship of Prime Minister Josaia
Voreqe Bainimarama, and Native American tribes, we’re delighted to
be part of this thrilling opportunity to introduce casino gaming
and state of the art convention center to the Fiji Islands to help
create jobs and expand tourism for the country,” said Larry Claunch, Founder and Chairman of the Board of One Hundred Sands,
One Hundred Sands is partnering with the Snoqualmie Tribe
from the State of Washington and Seventh Generation LLC, a Native
American company, in order to enhance its casino gaming experience, the development of social and economic initiates to
benefit local Fijians, and to further develop cultural and tribal
ties between Native Americans and Fijians.
Interview with Tourism
At the WTM in London last month, ASIA Travel
Tips.com sat down with Thomas Valentine, Senior Marketing Officer
of Tourism Fiji and asked him about the status of tourism to Fiji.
Watch the video below.