Stupidity or bravery seems to have struck the regime.
It's hiked the departure tax from Fiji from $FD100 to $FD150 dollars - a move which has already started a backlash.
The departure tax was bumped up via a new decree and the New Zealand travel industry is gagging at the increase.
The country's largest travel agency, the Flight Centre, is giving Kiwi travellers who had plans to holiday in Fiji what it says is the option of transferring their deposits to other destinations - the Cook Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Hawaii, Niue, Bali or Thailand, to avoid paying the extra tax.
In a statement, the Flight Centre describes the new departure tax as "unfair to travellers" and predicts it will hurt and put off thousands of Kiwis.
The regime has been glorying in what it says is record tourists numbers to Fiji, especially from Australia. It remains to be seen if the Ockers do a runner but if New Zealand's reaction is anything to go by, the regime may have blundered.
The illegal attorney general and the illegal president, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and Epeli Nailatikau, also signed off this week on a swag of other decrees, including the Public Order Amended Decree 2012, which has been finally released to the public.
Included in the record 12 decrees released publicly yesterday, were new protocols covering tax (excise, income, service, VAT, fringe benefits), customs and roads.
The latest decrees can be viewed here: http://fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&Itemid=158&gid=123&orderby=dmdate_published
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