21 August 2014
The managing director and CEO of Fiji Airways, Stefan Pichler, has been named the new chair of Tourism Fiji, the organization that presides over the local industry and markets the country as a holiday destination.
Pichler´s three-year appointment was announced by the Attorney General and Minister for Tourism, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, who said it signaled an exciting new era for the tourism industry and the Fijian economy as a whole.
“Stefan Pichler brings an unprecedented level of experience to this role, having held senior positions in the tourism industries of Germany and Australia. Coupled with his stewardship of our national airline, he is ideally placed to lead our industry,” the Minister said. “This appointment underlines the importance the Bainimarama government places on our biggest revenue earner and our determination to continue to grow the local tourism industry by identifying new opportunities.”
Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group is comprised of Fiji Airways, which is the National Airline of Fiji and Fiji Link, its domestic and regional subsidiary. Its website is at www.fijiairways.com.