Savaii Samoa Tourism Association


The Savaii Samoa Tourism Association is an association of committed local businesses involved in tourism mainly on the island of Savaii.  We work together to share limited resources and improve the experience of our visitors. Savaii is a very quiet and traditional island and tourism is the main source of employment and economic activity on Savaii.   By growing tourism we create jobs which over time will improve the standard of living for all those in Savaii. 

Our association operates a small tourist information centre in Salelologa – look for us as you leave the wharf – we are 100m up the road in the apricot building.  Our tourist information centre staff are friendly and keen to help you enjoy your holiday.  Visitors can also use our facilities including our air-conditioned guest lounge, outdoor terrace area, wifi services and clean toilets.  We also stock a small range of quality local Samoan gifts.

We receive no regular government funding and exist thanks to small membership subscriptions and micro grants. We are proud and very grateful for the support and assistance from all our partners: including Samoa Tourist Association, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour, the NZ High Commission, NZ Aid Programmes and NZ Volunteer Service Abroad.  We welcome donations, however small to help us keep our doors open.

Our association is governed by an elected committee who donate their time and expertise to providing direction and oversight.  Our current committee are Sesilia Schwalger from Bayview Resort (President), Leota Kuki Ratzlaff from Le Legota Beach Resort & Spa (Treasurer), Nola Gidlow from The Savaiian Hotel (Secretary), Saleimoa Vaai from Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge, Philla Yandall from Satuiatua Beach Resort and Olaf Weinhold from Dive Savaii.

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