June 30, 2020

American Samoa struggles with quarantine workload

The group included many travelers with existing health conditions needing medical attention.
May 15, 2020

Virtual Consulting Lifeline Created to Help Struggling South Pacific Tourism Operators

High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators - COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.
May 13, 2020

SPTO Launches COVID-19 Recovery Strategy for Members

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has today launched the “SPTO COVID-19 Recovery Strategy”, which has been developed to guide and support the COVID-19 recovery efforts of SPTO and its members.
April 27, 2020

SPTO Member Countries’ Consolidated Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus 27th April 2020

As at 27th April 2020 and as per the official WHO website and information received from members the relevant stats for the Pacific are as follows.
April 4, 2020

Border between Samoas should remain closed – health officials

As the spread of the coronavirus pandemic continues globally, health officials in American Samoa have recommended keeping the borders closed with Samoa, even if the latter ends its State of Emergency or wishes to resume inter-island travel.
March 12, 2020

Cruise Lines international Association (CLIA) Statement on COVID-19

As part of the cruise industry’s continued commitment to the health and safety of guests and crew, as well as the residents of port cities and destinations around the world, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice of the global cruise industry, announced today the adoption of additional enhanced screening measures in response to COVID-19.
February 17, 2020

Joint Advisory from CROP on Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, member agencies of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) take this opportunity to advise […]
February 11, 2020

Emerald Princess cancels American Samoa cruise

A third cruise ship in as many months will not be stopping in American Samoa as planned. The Emerald Princess was due to arrive in Pago […]
January 16, 2020

American Samoa backs Samoa Airways on US flights plan

American Samoa's government is supporting Samoa's national airline in its plans to fly to the United States, says the territory's governor.
November 28, 2019

12 Pacific Beauties vie for the crown as the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2019 gets underway

Pacific Island countries are well represented at the 33rd annual Miss Pacific Islands Pageant 2019 by their beautiful queens in the land of a million different journeys, Papua New Guinea.
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