27 January, 2010
Samoa tourism booking spring back
Posted at 03:50 on 27 January, 2010 UTC
A major travel agent in New Zealand says holiday makers’ confidence
in Samoa after the tsunami has picked up, with more bookings made this
year than at the same time last year.
After the tsunami that swept over parts of Samoa’s south coast and
destroyed homes and resorts, many travellers cancelled or postponed
But House of Travel’s retail director, Brent Thomas, says numbers have since risen.
“The good news is that Samoa
has got back on track. We’ve seen bookings from the start of this year
stronger than at the same time last year. So that’s fantastic for the
Samoan people. It looks like it’s business as usual and tourism being
their biggest earner is back on track.”
Brent Thomas says most holiday-makers spent their holidays in areas un-affected by the disaster.
SOURCE: Radio New Zealand International (www.rnzi.com)