June 13, 2019
Fiji will be competing in the Pasifika Challenge for the first time. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Sport: ‘Pasifika Challenge’ to boost Rugby World Cup prep

Samoa, Fiji and Tonga will take part in an international rugby double header in Auckland later this year as the Pacific teams fine-tune their preparations for the World Cup in Japan.
May 31, 2019
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SPTO announces the 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange

The 2020 South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) convened by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation will be held on May 25-26 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
May 28, 2019
The Central Bank of Samoa in the capital Apia. Photo: RNZI/ Koroi Hawkins

Samoa to release new banknote to mark Pacific Games

Samoa's Central Bank's Governor has announced the release next month of a new 10 tala note to mark the upcoming Pacific Games.
May 27, 2019
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APTC and NUS sign Partnership Arrangement to equip Samoans with skills for life

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and the National University of Samoa (NUS) renewed their ongoing partnership to support Samoa’s priorities in education through meaningful collaboration at a formal signing ceremony in Apia on Friday 24 May 2019.
May 24, 2019
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Samoa Roadshow dates announced

Samoa Tourism Authority has announced the dates for its next roadshow.
May 22, 2019
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SPTO releases 2019-2024 Pacific Tourism Forecast

SPTO has released its inaugural Pacific Tourism Forecast for 2019-2024. The forecast has noted a two percent growth of international visitor arrivals into 18 countries in the Pacific in 2018.
May 21, 2019
Faamatuainu Lenatai Suifua. (Photo: Seumanu Teofilo Facebook.)

Cabinet appoints new Tourism Chief Executive Officer

The Samoa Tourism Authority (S.T.A.) has a new Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.).
May 20, 2019
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa supports ambitious tree planting goal for Samoa

As part of Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s ever-evolving efforts to ensure a healthier and greener earth, the team is proud to announce their involvement in the Young Pacific Leaders’ (YPL) 2019 carbon offsetting drive.
May 17, 2019
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.

‘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.
May 17, 2019
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2019 South Pacific Tourism Exchange hailed a success

The South Pacific Tourism Exchange held on May 9-10 in Auckland, New Zealand, was one of the best that the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has convened in recent years according to Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cocker.
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