Obituary: David Harrison Gilmour 1931-2023

The late David Gilmour

A business pioneer who transformed tourism and started an iconic Fijian business died in New York last month. Now he is being remembered by a new generation of businesspeople.

Canadian entrepreneur David Harrison Gilmour was responsible for the creation of hotels, boutique resorts and the Fiji Water brand.

He bought Wakaya Island in eastern Fiji in 1973 while developing a hotel at Pacific Harbour which was designed to become a seaside resort with up-market canal side villas, a tiny town with an international golf course . . .

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