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Cyclone Evan and tourism in Samoa and Fiji

(eTN) - The month of December is the high point of the traditional cyclone and storm season for the islands of the South Pacific.

Conservation groups applaud Pacific islands ocean partnership agreement

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii Governor Abercrombie announced today the signing of the US Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Partnership (PROP) agreement, drawing praise from a group of conservation organizati

After the waves

LALOMANU BEACH, Samoa - One early morning less than two years ago, Sili Apelu had no clue that in a matter of hours his life would literally turn upside down. Literally.

PATA names 2011 Face of the Future winner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to announce that Tavalea Nilon of Samoa is the winner of the 2011 "Face of the Future" competition.

Samoa launches tourism campaign in New Zealand and Australia

WELLINGTON - Samoa has launched new campaigns in New Zealand and Australia to attract tourists back after last month's tsunami.

Samoa pleads for tourists’ return

The Samoa government is pleading with Kiwi tourists not to cross it off as a holiday destination.

Makeshift Samoa bar bids for tourist return

Nearly a fortnight after a tsunami left more than 140 people dead and wrecked homes and businesses in Samoa, the first tourism operation there has re-opened.

Samoa tourism update

Samoa's Tourism Industry is making a sure and steady recovery despite the effect of the tsunami that struck Samoa on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

Samoan Tourism Authority announces closing of 18 hotels

After the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of Samoa last week, The Samoan Tourism Authority has now published a list of all the hotels and holiday resorts that have now had to close due to d

Post-tsunami update from government of Samoa

The government of Samoa is continuing to provide primary health care, food, water, and basic household items to those evacuated to established evacuation centers.

John Key: Quick-thinking Samoan staff saved lives of dozens of tourists

Quick-thinking Samoan staff helped save the lives of dozens of tourists when the tsunami hit, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says.

Samoa fears “second tsunami” of vacation cancellations

APIA, Samoa — Samoa's tourism industry said it fears a "second tsunami" of vacation cancellations after deadly earthquake-triggered waves wiped out some of the South Pacific country's most idyllic w

Foreign Office advises UK tourists to steer clear of Samoa

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has been amended today to advise against all but essential travel to Samoa until further notice.

Deadly quake rocks Samoa, triggers killer tsunami

The earthquake that rocked Samoa at 0648 local time measured 8.3-magnitude on the Richter scale and subsequently generated a killer tsunami that has hit various parts of American Samoa, the south coas

Samoan airline suspends operations

WELLINGTON - The Samoan airline, South Pacific Express, or SPEX, has suspended flight operations.

Fight over driving side switch brewing in Samoa

APIA – The small Pacific island country of Samoa is suffering a case of national road rage over government plans to switch to driving on the left early next month.

Many Australians and New Zealanders no longer want to visit Fiji

Australian tourists are picking lesser-known Pacific islands for their tropical winter breaks to avoid the political instability in military-led Fiji, leaders claim.

Health alert as dengue fever rages in Pacific

Dengue fever is scorching through the Pacific Islands, with Fiji reporting nearly 2000 cases and American Samoa reporting a year's supply of cases last month alone.