Two Cruise Ships Arriving October 14

Businesses in the territory catering to tourists have marked October 14, on their calendars.

That’s when two cruise ships will both be in port.

The Noordam and Luminosa will be making their second ports of call that day.

It wont be the first time that two cruise ships will be docked in Pago Harbor on the same day.

The first was three years ago.

In Samoa, the Samoa Tourism Authority has released data from Samoa’s Bureau of Statistics showing that Samoa continues to enjoy higher visitor numbers during the April–June period.

Figures released for the quarter how 35,225 visitors clearing customs, an increase of 11% from 2015.

Total arrivals for the year-to-date stand at 65,274, compared to 58,559 in 2015.

In June alone, 12,773 visitor arrivals were recorded, representing growth of 10% versus the same period last year.

Top source markets recorded healthy arrival figures with New Zealand leading the pack with 15,095 visitors (3% growth), American Samoa: 3,646 visitors (19% growth), and USA: 3,038 visitors (14% increase).


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