MEASLES EPIDEMIC IMPACTS ANNUAL VISITOR NUMBERS FOR 20192019 was a year of mixed fortunes in terms of overall visitor arrivals with solid growth achieved over the first 9 months (Jan – Sept) followed by a reduction in numbers recorded over the last quarter (Oct – Dec) of the year.
Published Thursday, 13 February 2020
Samoans in PNG donate to Measles recovery effortsThere continues to be an overwhelming show of love from some of the country’s very own entrepreneurs overseas. The Independent Director of the Life Insurance Corp Ltd in Papua New Guinea (PNG), afioga Pulotu Taito, Dr Lautofa McCarthy, have come to support Samoa’s efforts in combating the Medical Emergency in Samoa and the Pacific Region with a donation.
Published Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Garden toilets available for public use in Upolu and SavaiiAvailable and hygienic restrooms are available for the public and visitors alike on both the main Island of Upolu and the big Island of Savaii. In keeping up with international and health standards to avoid, Samoa celebrates every year the Garden Toilet day on the 19th of November. The Government has once again emphasised the importance of making this service more available for the public at large.
Published Monday, 10 February 2020
JK Entertainment partners with Samoa Tourism Authority to provide Samoa’s own Concert SeriesNewly established local events company JK Entertainment has partnered with Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) for Samoa’s own concert series, which is in line with STA’s partnership with the private sector in providing monthly events.
Published Sunday, 9 February 2020
Essential First Aid and CPR Trainings targeting Attraction SitesThe Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) has begun capacity building efforts with its training sessions for the Tourism Industry to begin the year 2020.
Published Sunday, 9 February 2020
Miss Pacific Islands looks to tackle Health as she is traditionally welcomed by Samoa TourismMiss Pacific Islands and Miss Samoa, Fonoifafo Seumanu was officially welcomed by the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), in a traditional ava ceremony at the STA Fale in Apia.
Published Monday, 27 January 2020
Visitor arrivals increase in first 10 months last yearThe total international arrival statistics documented for the 10 month period, revealed an increase of 10.2% over the previous period (Jan-Oct 2018) resulting in overall growth of 10.2% for the Jan – Oct period from 136,992 to 151,024 or an absolute increase of 14,032 visitors over the 2018 period...
Published Sunday, 26 January 2020
Samoa launches Street and Residetial Address ProjectSamoa has launched its Street and Residential Address Naming Project, designed to identify locations of streets, services, and residences in Samoa in real time.
Published Saturday, 25 January 2020
Australia Pacific Technical College partners with Samoa TourismThe Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) is proud to work in partnership with the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) as part of the tourism training taskforce.
Published Friday, 24 January 2020
Newly opened Samoa Fiafia Park amuses the public as business goes according to planSamoa’s first amusement park is going very well and according to plan. Since opening its doors to the public a month ago, the ‘Samoa Fiafia Park’ has been buzzing with excited crowds in long queues outside the funfair towards the entry gates.
Published Thursday, 23 January 2020
Travellers welcomed to holiday and visit as businesses continue to open in beautiful SamoaAs the Christmas and New Year holiday is just around the corner, travellers and visitors are ensured that Samoa is safe to travel and still open for business. The Samoan Government has confirmed that travellers to Samoa do not need to produce certification of vaccination upon arrival when visiting. However, all are still encouraged to update their vaccination statuses before travelling.
Published Thursday, 12 December 2019
Travellers advised to take heed of nation-wide vaccination campaignThe Samoan Government is not taking any chances from here on out with the measles epidemic, as new Orders of State of Emergency took effect immediately today in preparation of a nation-wide vaccination campaign, to be implemented towards the end of this week.
Published Thursday, 5 December 2019
Newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands dedicates win to the families and victims of measles in her home, SamoaCONGRATULATIONS: The newly crowned Miss Pacific Islands, Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland Seumanu immediately after being crowned is with the Chairman of the Pageant and Samoa Minister of Tourism, Hon. Sala Fata Pinati and his good lady Cecilia Ah Leong-Pinati at the Stanley Hotel Suites on Saturday, 30th November 2019 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Published Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Samoa secures bid to host 2020 Miss Pacific Islands Pageant after rigid competitionThe next Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in 2020 will be held in Apia, after Samoa won the bid to bring the Pageant home to celebrate 34 years since its establishment.It didn’t come easy for Samoa, as it had to overcome a tough competition from Fiji, who also vied to host the Pageant. The decision was finalised at the Miss Pacific Islands Board of Directors meeting in Port Moresby.
Published Tuesday, 3 December 2019
South Pacific Tourism Exchange 2020The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) brings to you the 4th South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) which will be held on; Date: 25th and 26th May, 2020 Venue: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand
Published Monday, 2 December 2019
Beautiful Samoa Australia Roadshow 2020The ‘Beautiful Samoa Australia Roadshow’ will take place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in 2020. The dates will be confirmed in early 2020 and information including Registrations, Venues and Times will be made available on www.samoatourism.org/roadshowau.
Published Sunday, 1 December 2019
Total Visitor Arrivals by Country/YearThis is the total number of visitors by country arriving into Samoa by month. The total number for each month is shown along with the total number of visitors arriving in the calendar year.
Published Saturday, 23 November 2019
Samoa is safe and continues to welcome visitors - Travellers advised to check vaccination statusSamoa continues to welcome visitors as it is still open for business despite the country’s measles epidemic. The head of public health, Tagaloa Dr. Robert Thompsen, reassured travellers to Samoa that it is safe.
Published Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Samoa showcases at the China International Travel Mart 2019Samoa was the focal point of one of the biggest travel exhibitions in China - the China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2019, which was held in the modern capital city and transportation hub of China’s southern Yunnan province, Kunming.
Published Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Visitor arrivals increase in third quarter of 2019The first quarter of the financial year which traditionally has been our strongest during our peak season achieved excellent growth of 15.8% driven mainly by growth though our sports visitors in July and consistent growth in our business travellers for the period.
Published Monday, 18 November 2019
Opetaia proud to represent Samoa as he sets sights on world title shotSamoa Tourism extended its partnership with one of Samoa’s sons on the rise in boxing within Australia and the world - ranked cruiserweight boxer, Jai Opetaia in promoting Beautiful Samoa within Australia as one of its biggest source markets.
Published Sunday, 17 November 2019
Samoa partners with China Travel Service, NZSamoa Tourism Authority (STA) in its efforts to continue penetrating the massive tourism market within China, met with the China Travel Service New Zealand Limited (CTS) in Auckland, to enhance marketing opportunities.
Published Saturday, 16 November 2019
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