31 Jul 2004

Organisers hail success of Arts Festival

9:19 am on 31 July 2004

The ninth Festival of Pacific Arts in Palau ends on Saturday night, as participants and supporters come together in the closing ceremony.

And organisers are relieved that the festival has been hailed a success.

Sara Vui-Talitu reports from Koror, Palau:

"Over 10 days the festival has been showcasing traditional art and culture from over 27 different countries. For many it was the first time to Palau, and hosting the event for so many visitors, has boosted its tourist economy."

Organisers say overall, the event has been a success. Each delegation will be given the opportunity for a last farewell performance this evening, until the next festival, which will take place in American Samoa in 2008.