October 2, 2020
Government building in Apia, Samoa.

Samoa extends State of Emergency despite no COVID-19 cases

The Samoa Observer reported the weekend announcement by Cabinet will take the country into the seventh month of restrictions despite Samoa not having recorded any cases of coronavirus. […]
May 17, 2019

‘Pacific Island project to benefit local tourism industry’

In March, Korea and 14 Pacific Island countries launched the Korea-Pacific Islands Trade and Tourism Promotion Project, under which the Korean government will finance $1 million (1.2 billion won) in official development assistance (ODA) over the next two years to support more structured and long-term tourism and trade promotional activity for the Pacific region.
September 15, 2017

World Tourism Day 2017

July 21, 2017

Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 8

Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth, and currently provides for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By giving access to decent work opportunities in the tourism sector, society particularly youth and women, can benefit from increased skills and professional development. The sector’s contribution to job creation is reflected in Target 8.9 ‘’By 2030 devise and implement policies that contribute to sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products” (UNWTO).
July 17, 2017

Visa Free Entry Now Available Between Russia And Samoa

An agreement has come into force for visa-free travel between Samoa and Russia.
July 13, 2017

Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 7

As a sector that requires substantial energy input, tourism can accelerate the shift toward renewable energy and increase its share in the global energy mix. Consequently, by promoting sound and long-term investments in sustainable energy sources, tourism can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to innovative and new energy solutions in urban, regional and remote areas. (UNWTO)
July 13, 2017

Talofa’s Airways PagoPago/Tonga Flights

Talofa Airways twice a week flights American Samoa to Tonga started last week with airfares from USD$494 one way.
July 10, 2017

Launch Of Toolkit To Protect Pacific Businesses

A joint initiative focused on helping businesses prepare better for disaster was launched today by the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) […]
July 10, 2017

Samoa Airways To Partner With Fiji Airways

Samoa’s national carrier, Polynesian Airlines is on the brink of entering into a mutual arrangement with Fiji Airways.
July 6, 2017

Celebrity Cruises Launches New Brochure

Celebrity Cruises has launched its new local brochure, showcasing Australia’s highest rated ship, Celebrity Solstice and her voyages throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 summer cruise seasons.
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