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The American Samoa Visitors Bureau will participate in the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show from March 29th-30th, 2014. The consumer show will be held at the San Diego Convention Center featuring over 150 destinations from around the US and the world. Show hours are Saturday March 29th 9.30am to 10.00am and Sunday March 30th 11.00am to 4.00pm. Over 10,000+ consumers are expected to visit the show over the two days looking for summer holiday escapes. The show follows on from a trade event earlier this month the ASVB also attended, the Cruise Shipping Miami Convention in Florida (March 10th-13th) as a member of the South Pacific Cruise Alliance show casing the Pacific and meeting cruise line executives. SPCA members are American Samoa, Samoa, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia and Pitcairn Island.

Air New Zealand Holidays American Samoa deals

New Zealand travel company, Air New Zealand Holidays has released is 2014-2015 holidays package deals for American Samoa. The two and three nights land only deals start from: NZD$185 staying at the Sadies by the Sea; NZD$225 staying at Moana O Sina; NZD$275 staying at the Tradewinds Hotel; and NZD$435 staying at Turtle & Shark Lodge. All deals are per person and include accommodation (share twin) and applicable taxes. All deals have various bonuses. Bookings and travel are valid to March 31st 2015 for stays at Moana O Sina, Tradewinds Hotel and Turtle & Shark Lodge. Travel for Sadies by the Sea valid from September 1st – December 31st 2014. For a full list of holiday inclusions see the “Holiday travel packages to American Samoa” story below.

New marketing manager at Sadie’s Hotels

Sadie’s Hotels announces the addition of marketing manager, Fanua J. Misivila-Borodzicz, to their staff. Tom Drabble, owner, says it was a position he needed filled years ago. “I am delighted to welcome Fanua to the Sadies team. As well as presenting our Sadie’s Hotels brand to the world tourism market, Fanua will be working closely with our Visitor’s Bureau to help bring a unique experience to the discerning visitor to our shores”, he said. Fanua will be responsible for all promotional materials including the hotel website. Sadie’s Hotels consists of the Sadie Thompson Inn in Pago Pago and Sadie’s by the Sea in Utulei. “I look forward to working closely with Tom and the Sadie’s Hotels’ staff, and promoting Sadie’s Hotels and our beautiful islands of American Samoa to the rest of the world. Sadie’s Hotels, with their prime waterfront locations along the Pago Pago harbor, provides the ideal American Samoa experience to our visitors”, she said.

Three cruise ships visiting in April

Three cruise sips will call into Pago Pago Harbor next month. The first to call will be the ‘Golden Princess’ on its maiden visit on April 14. Carrying up to 2600 passengers and 1100 crew the Princess Cruises ship is on a 30-night round trip voyage from Los Angeles, USA. The ship will arrive at 10.00am from Lahaina, Hawaii and will depart at 7.00pm for Apia, Samoa. Welcoming the ship when it docks will be Miss American Samoa, Eleitino Tuiasosopo and a Samoan Cultural Group. Governor Lolo Moliga and First Lady Cynthia Moliga, joined by the American Samoa Visitors Bureau will make presentations to the ships Captain to mark the visit to the Territory. Next to call is the ‘Oosterdam’ on April 25. Carrying up to 1916 passengers and 817 crew the Holland America Line ship is on a 28-night voyage from Sydney, Australia to Seattle, USA. The ship will arrive at 8.00am from Dravuni, Fiji Islands and will depart at 5.00pm for Honolulu, Hawaii. The final ship to call is the ‘Rhapsody of Seas’ on April 27. Carrying up to 2000 passengers and 765 crew the Royal Caribbean International ship is on a 16-night voyage from Sydney, Australia to Honolulu, Hawaii. The ship will arrive at 8.00am from Apia, Samoa and will depart at 6.00pm for Honolulu, Hawaii.

American Samoa holiday travel packages

Listed below are holiday packages to American Samoa departing from Samoa. Bookings can be made directly with the travel company offering the deals below whose contact details are listed.


Sadie’s by the Sea from NZD$185 per person and includes two nights accommodation in a standard room, share twin. Bonus – use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks and free airport transfers. Booking period valid to December 31st 2014, travel period September 1st to December 31st 2014.

Moana O Sina from NZD$225 per person and includes two nights accommodation in a regular room, share twin. Bonus – continental breakfast daily, laundry service and high speed wireless internet. Booking and travel period valid to March 31st 2015.

Tradewinds Hotel from NZD$275 per person and includes three nights accommodation in a king room, share twin. Bonus – continental daily breakfast, return airport transfers and internet access. Booking and travel period valid to March 31st 2015.

Turtle & Shark Lodge from NZD$435 per person and includes three nights accommodation in a 1 bedroom upstairs apartment overlooking the golf course. Bonus – breakfast starter pack on arrival. Booking and travel period valid to March 31st 2015.

For bookings contact Air New Zealand Holidays, phone 0800-737-767 (within New Zealand only), visit their website, or visit your local Air New Zealand Holidays Store.

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