Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On
Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in www.connectme.com.fj/news/opinion. I thank Allen and Connect for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.
Yasawa Boat Fares
There have been many queries from travellers to the Yasawa Group. We feel that there are some inconsistencies, and would really like the Consumer Council or whichever authority is tasked with the job, to come in and just check the fare structure, and how freight on cargo is charged. Passengers baggage is usually opened to determine the freight charge and different people are charged different fares. This is rather unusual but the carriers may have an explanation. Travellers would like to know why this is done.
From the many queries I've heard about, I feel there is something unusual going on. There are a couple of service providers, one luxurious and one average. Does this entitle the luxurious carrier to charge more? If so, are we allowed to compare it with the service that the Sunbeam Bus Company provides as compared to the other bus companies? Sunbeam, even though provides a luxurious ride with other amenities, charges the same fare as the other providers.
It would be interesting to know the answers because with all the many people who have called me, they can’t all be wrong.