17 December, 2012
Samoa Traveller Update
Monday 17 December 2012
Cyclone Evan caused widespread damage to Samoa when it struck on 13 December. Many roads were blocked by flood waters, downed trees and power lines which resulted in communication issues.
Due to flooding in Apia, Aggie Grey’s Hotel have re-located their guests to Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Beach Resort & Spa. All guests booked for the Hotel property will have their bookings transferred to the Resort at no additional cost.
On the South Coast, Coconuts Beach Resort & Spa is in need of repairs and will close until the end of the month. Sa’Moana also suffered damage forcing its closure until the new year.
The ‘big island’ of Savai’i did not suffer the effects of Cyclone Evan.
Tourism especially in these times is critical to Samoa’s economy and visitors are encouraged to continue their support.
The Samoa Tourism Authority recommends that all travellers re-confirm their bookings especially over Christmas/New Year with each property directly to clarify that their hotel amenities are open for their guests.
Sonja Hunter, CEO, Samoa Tourism Authority stated “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those that were tragically killed by Cyclone Evan. But we know that they would still want visitors to continue to come to our Treasured Islands. The clean up has began and will be back to ‘business as usual’ in a short space of time. The proud people of Samoa won’t let the Cyclone stop them from providing their usual warm and friendly hospitality.”
For more information please contact:
Samoa Tourism Authority
Ph: +61 418 49 39 59