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Strong earthquake strikes Samoa Islands region

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020 18:14

Strong earthquake rocked Samoa Islands region today. Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.2 Date-Time ·         18 Jul 2020 15:32:36 UTC ·         18 Jul 2020 03:32:36 near epicenter Location 15.276S 172.649W Depth ... Read More

Free of Coronavirus are 15 Countries including 10 Island Nations

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2020 03:34

Which countries in the world don't have the coronavirus yet - and what is the reason and WHY?  15 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Region don't have COVID-19 ... Read More

Samoa set to host next Miss Pacific Islands pageant

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020 00:01

In the light of the current pandemic, Samoa would like to help travelers to keep dreaming about their future travel plans, looking forward to post COVID-19. The annual Miss Pacific ... Read More

USA officially declared 2020 New Year 14 hours before Washington DC: Biba Anu Nuebu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2019 20:24

The United States officially stepped into the new decade 14 hours before Washington DC did. Happy New Year! Biba Anu Nuebu! When Guam was counting down the New Year 2020 ... Read More

“Help, I want to live!” Responses from Hawaii to the UK ending Samoa Measles emergency

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2019 01:29

Visitors are again welcome in Samoa, as long as arriving travelers have a certificate of vaccination against measles. Samos lifted their Measles State of Emergency. Samoa.travel  says: "Our warm, friendly ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Tonga, no tsunami warning issued

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 15:40

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Tonga today. Samoa and Wallis and Futuna were also affected. No tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.0 Date-Time • ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:40

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’ ... Read More

Samoa cancels Open Sky Agreement with USA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 03:48

The Samoa Government has canceled a multi-nation open skies agreement which will be effective from July. The US Department of Transportation has informed the US airlines holding the certificate of authority to ... Read More

South Pacific Sustainable Tourism Network committed to safeguarding the region

editor editor- December 19, 2018 22:17

The South Pacific Sustainable Tourism Network is bringing together like-minded stakeholders from across the region, including individuals, businesses, government agencies, and experts. Read More

Samoa Tourism Exchange 2019 dates

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- November 29, 2018 19:22

Samoa Tourism Exchange 2019 will be held from 1 to 3 May. The event brings together suppliers of tourism products and services from Samoa and American Samoa with travel product ... Read More

Air Tahiti Nui receives longest-range Dreamliner

editor editor- October 8, 2018 16:17

Air Tahiti Nui joined other carriers in the Pacific who operate long-distance routes by switching to the super-efficient long-range 787-9 Dreamliner. The airplane can fly up to 7,635 nautical miles ... Read More

Pacific Tourism Insights Conference in Samoa: Dynamic range of speakers confirmed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 6, 2018 08:02

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a dynamic line up of speakers for the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort in Apia, Samoa on ... Read More

Samoa Prime Minister: Denial of climate change is stupid

editor editor- September 4, 2018 20:09

Tourism is Samoa's largest industry, and the country welcomes 115,000 international tourists per year, and climate change is causing concern. Read More

What makes Destination Samoa so beautiful for visitors?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 28, 2018 13:21

With the increasing amount of time spent on electronic devices and constantly finding oneself on the web and social media, more travelers are seeking destinations to truly retreat away from ... Read More

Tourist Attraction in Samoa: Samoa’s Teuila Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 25, 2018 09:59

Since it was established in 1991, Samoa's Teuila Festival has grown to become one of Samoa's most celebrated annual events and one of the South Pacific's biggest cultural festivals. Read More

Samoa Tourism has a lot to thank Japan for

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 1, 2018 08:23

Japanese Ambassador Aioki  said  new port at at Matautu in Samoa can now bring to Samoa "many more foreign tourists who would appreciate the beautiful nature, unique traditions and kind hospitality ... Read More

Samoa gains more flight connections with neighboring nations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2018 19:29

Real Tonga Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Samoa Airways so that the two airlines can share the new route service between Tongatapu to Apia Faleolo Airport via Vava'u ... Read More

Sustainability Data Collection Training In Samoa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 9, 2018 08:16

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) rolled out data collection training for 15 hotels across Samoa that volunteered to take part in its sustainability-monitoring programme. The training is a component ... Read More

Samoa Airways now open for bookings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 13, 2017 17:08

Samoa Airways (OL), Samoa's new international airline, has outlined its Northern Winter Schedule as it prepares to launch jet services on 14th November from its hub at Faleolo International Airport. ... Read More

Samoa’s Teuila Festival returns on September 3

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 16, 2017 15:40

Join the festivities as Samoa becomes the cultural hub of the South Pacific and celebrates all things Samoan during the Teuila Festival! A true celebration of Samoan and Polynesian culture, ... Read More

UNWTO names Prime Minister of Samoa Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2017 16:20

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The ceremony took ... Read More

Makeover for Samoa’s main gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2017 16:11

Samoa's Faleolo International Airport is undergoing a makeover. Located 25 miles west of capital city Apia, the airport was originally built by the US navy after the war broke out ... Read More