07 Mar '11, 4am

Fiji tourist operators say they will offer free beach holidays to residents of quake-hit Christchurch

Fiji tourist operators say they will offer free beach holidays to residents of quake-hit Christchurch

Fijian tourist operators say they will offer free beach holidays and hotel accommodation to New Zealanders to help them recover from its deadliest disaster in 80 years. -- FILE PHOTO WELLINGTON - FIJI tourist resort operators say they will offer residents of earthquake-devastated Christchurch free beach holidays to help them recover from New Zealand's deadliest disaster in 80 years. Christchurch residents, many of whom were left homeless when a 6.3-magnitude quake flattened large parts of the city last month, would receive free accommodation in the Pacific island nation, the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association said. Association president Dixon Seeto said arrangements were still being finalised but the plan was to give the holidays to deserving families selected by the local council in Christchurch, where the official death toll from the tremor is 166 but is expected to clim...

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