Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017
On Monday, 3rd April, the Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati, officially welcomed the participants of the 9th Annual Samoa Tourism Exchange (S.T.E). The inauguration staged at Taumeasina Island Resort was attended by about a hundred travel industry experts from Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, North America, Europe and Asia.
According to Pinati, “Samoa welcomes an average of 135,000 tourists per year and has selected to have a clear focus on the development of Sustainable Tourism which will engage both visitors and our people in appreciation of soft adventure and holidays founded on a thriving culture and a pristine environment. Tourism is everyone’s business and those who have registered here today have shown interest to draw up beneficial relationships with you.”
This event is an annual gathering of travel industry movers and shakers established in 2008. A wide range of activities has been organized for the delegates during the three-day event. Local tourism industry members who will showcase their products and services will also hold one on one appointment with the buyers.