SAMOA is fast becoming the capital of the Pacific for events. Apia Park is home to an all-purpose sports facility which hosts major competitions such as rugby, league, cricket, golf and soccer.

Speaking to travelBulletin in Samoa recently, Samoa Tourism Authority CEO Sonja Hunter said, “We are proud of our state-of-the-art sports facilities and are becoming more active in promoting sports tourism and hosting tournaments”.

Significant upcoming events on the calendar include a half-iron man relay, Samoa swim series and a canoe/paddling competition. Samoa’s annual events and cultural festivals attract thousands of visitors each year.

Travellers are also encouraged to get involved in niche activities such as diving, environmental and culinary tours, which can be booked through local operators including Chef John Tours and Tai’s Native Experience.

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