Published: Saturday, April 9, 2022
The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association (FHTA) wants to announce that the Board of Directors has re-appointed Fantasha Lockington as Chief Executive Officer for a term of three years from 1 April 2022.
The Board and members of FHTA would like to thank Mrs. Lockington for her dedication and efficient navigation during her past tenure as CEO and especially for the last 24 months leading the association.
The initial epidemic lockdown in March 2020 hit the tourism industry hard and it spread to the national economy as the nation saw unprecedented economic downturns and medical uncertainty.
Mr. Brian Kirsh, President of the FHTA Board and Director of Licorice Island Resort, said that the Fiji tourism industry is grateful to Mrs. Lockington for being by her side, advocating and lobbying for her, and they look forward to leapfrogging. Towards normalcy.
He added that they have all the confidence that Mrs. Lockington deserves to continue this valuable endeavor on their behalf.
Mrs. Tammy Tam, Vice President and Senior Vice President of the FHTA Board and Executive Director of Warwick Hotels and Resorts in the Pacific, reiterated the sentiments of Mr. Kirsch, adding that Mrs. Lockington has made a significant contribution to the FHTA, along with the government and others. . Industry partners.
Mrs Tam said her work was highly appreciated and they thanked her for accepting the challenge for another term.
Mrs Lockington was announced as the first FHTA CEO in 2017 and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Pacific and several IATA airline-related management qualifications.
He also served on the FNU’s National Training and Productivity Center (NTPC) Advisory Board, the Employment Relations Advisory Board (ERAB), the USP’s Pacific TAFE Industry Advisory Committee, and the Fiji Commerce and Employment Federation Board. Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) Board.
Mrs Lockington said she was humbled by the board’s confidence in her and had strengthened her commitment to providing a unified, private sector voice to the Fijian tourism industry in its efforts to further develop and grow the sector.