Summit sisters: female guides show the way

Selita and Sulueti are tough women. They regularly walk for hours barefoot to get to their farms – so there was no doubting that they have the strength and stamina needed to be a guide. But rural women face many other challenges to guiding with us. During our annual guide...

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What makes a great guide?

This was one of the questions we discussed during a series of two-day guide training courses held in each of our partner communities, with around 80 people taking part altogether. Our guide training course covers a wide range of topics from exploring visitor expectations and how these might differ to the expectations of...

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Flashback: Nabalesere a year ago… before Winston!

Fiji felt very different a year ago. In the immediate aftermath of TC Winston, the resilience and humour of people that had lost so much was simply amazing. Just before the cyclone struck Skyward Media had visited Nabalesere village in Ra to shoot footage for the Fiji Excellence in Tourism...

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Cyclone Winston update: Getting back on track!

On the winding road up to Nadarivatu, our gateway to the interior, there’s a rock. The rock sits next to a stream that spills over the road when it rains, and has a large smooth face. Amidst the tangle of debris brought down the stream-that-became-a-torrent someone had written, ‘Winston was...

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How do you sign your name?

For many Fijian kids who go to school away from home, holiday time means going back to the village to re-unite with much-missed friends and family and catch up on all the news and gossip from the school term.

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