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Adopt Samoa Travel Tracer, keep Samoa safe

Since Samoa’s Travel Tracer application for mobile phones was launched at the start of September, approximately 1500 people have downloaded the digital contact tracing tool according to the Ministry of Health’s records.

Samoa’s fully vaccinated rate rises, public urged to vaccinate

The national vaccination programme spearheaded by the Ministry of Health is continuing to close the gap to achieve the Ministry’s 95-100% full vaccination coverage goal.

Taumeasina Island Resort prepares for “new normal”

It’s going on almost two years since Samoa closed its borders to international visitors forcing many accommodation providers to either close their doors or cut back drastically on trading hours.

Seabreeze Resort to reveal “new look” in 2022

Fresh off the heels of their double wins at the 28th Annual World Travel Awards 2021 Seabreeze Resort is currently undergoing major renovations promising fans and visitors a “whole new Seabreeze” when they re-open in March 2022.

STA CEO acknowledges outgoing SPTO Chairman

Following the announcement of the resignation of Halatoa Fua, Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Board Chairman, Samoa Tourism Authority CEO Faamatuainu Lenatai Suifua has acknowledged the stewardship of the outgoing Chairperson of the regional organisation.

Samoa signs Pacific Leaders Statement of Commitment to Sustainable Tourism

Samoa has pledged its full support towards strategic regional efforts to elevate sustainable tourism as a regional priority for environmental, socio-cultural and economic development, through the signing of the Pacific Leaders Statement of Commitment on Sustainable Tourism in the Pacific by 2030.

Garden Toilet Community Project Recognised

The Samoa Tourism Authority’s Garden Toilet Project was recognised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment during the recent National Environment Week, that concluded with the presentation of important national awards.

Stevenson’s to reopen for the Festive Season

Stevenson’s at Manase on Savaii is set to reopen in time for the upcoming festive season despite uncertainties caused by the Covid- 19 pandemic.

REQUEST FOR TENDER: Re-advertisement

The Government of Samoa through its partnership with The New Zealand Aid Program (NZ AID), has allocated funding through the Samoa Growth Partnership (STGP) Program to develop Samoa’s Tourism Sector. A major component of the program is the upgrading sites and the Samoa Tourism Authority invites qualified and eligible bidders for the below works.

Samoa Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategy

As part of Samoa’s Covid response strategy and the need to explore opportunities to help the tourism sector recover from the impacts of the Pandemic, Samoa Tourism Authority through a close partnership with New Zealand Maori Tourism is developing the Samoa Cultural Heritage Tourism Strategy.

Enhancing Tourism Climate Resilience

Samoa Tourism Authority recently hosted consultations on Upolu and Savaii to engage key stakeholders on the findings of the review of the National Tourism Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Samoa (NTCCASS) 2012-2017 and progress the development of the updated Strategy for 2021-2025.

Seabreeze, Oceania's most romantic resort

Seabreeze Resort Samoa has been honoured with the title of Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort at the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Wendy Booth, owner of the property, to find out how it feels to have been recognised by voters from around the globe.

Samoa engaging audiences at the World Expo

Samoa is among more than 190 countries exhibiting at the World Expo currently underway in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Samoa Pavilion is located within the Opportunity District, which promotes the inclusive concept that every person can be an agent of change who can help individuals and communities create a better tomorrow

Samoa Appointed Deputy Chair of Pacific Tourism Organisation

Samoa Tourism Authority CEO, Faamatuainu Lenatai Suifua has been appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO).

Savaii abuzz with Palolo Festival 2021

It’s Palolo Season and the Big Island was abuzz with the first rising of the year and the 2nd Annual Savaii Palolo Festival which took place on 27th – 29th October.

Samoa Tourism Welcomes Quarantine-Free Travel to NZ

We are encouraged by the recent announcement of the one-way travel bubble between low-risk Pacific countries and New Zealand from 8 November 2021. Under the new arrangement, Samoan residents who wish to travel to New Zealand quarantine-free must be fully vaccinated.

New Minister Welcomed at Traditional Ava Ceremony

The new Minister of Tourism and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Hon. Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster, was officially welcomed at a prayer service and traditional ava ceremony at the Samoa Cultural Village on Friday 29th October.

Samoa Tourism announced as Official Partner of Moana Pasifika

Samoa Tourism has today announced its support of Moana Pasifika, coming on board as the team’s Official Tourism Partner for the revamped 2022 Super Rugby tournament, which kicks off in February.

Samoa Google Street View Content goes live

Google Street View is a component of the Destination Optimisation Programme the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), with the assistance of the New Zealand Government through the Samoa Tourism Growth, implemented with the support of digital specialist Miles.

Tourism Scholarship Students Graduate

Students from across the tourism industry were among those who recently graduated from the National University of Samoa (NUS) with a Certificate II in Tourism & Hospitality.

Le Vasa Resort, more than relaxation

Le Vasa Resort, the absolute oceanfront paradise nestled at Apolima Uta overlooking Manono Island, remains open as it continues to cater to the domestic market and special events.

Free WIFI for Apia

Apia-based technology company South Pacific Broadband has announced that it has successfully launched a free Metro WIFI network in the Capital.

Outdoor adventures with Tropical Tours

Newly established Tropical Tours is determined to carve out a name for itself with its signature outdoor activities. The tour operator, which is owned by Jimmy and Trudy O’Dwyer, offers a range of full and half day scenic tours.

Kuki’s modern Waterfront Villas

The gateway to Savaii, Salelologa has new modern waterfront accommodation in the form of ‘Kuki’s by the Harbour’. The property, features four stylish villas with large sliding doors which open out to large outdoor decks that command stunning views of the Salelologa lagoon.

Asia Pacific emphasise Tourism Restart and Recovery

Samoa was among United Nations World Tourism Oraganisation (UNWTO) Pacific member states which participated in the 32nd meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific.