10 Mar 2014

Some Samoa tourist accommodation providers doing no business

7:05 pm on 10 March 2014

Almost a quarter of accommodation providers in Samoa did not have any tourists stay at their properties over a 12-month period.

That's according to the Samoa International Visitor Survey of 2012-2013, launched by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, who is also the Minister of Tourism.

According to the report out of the 125 accommodation suppliers included in the survey, 30 averaged having no one stay with them during the year the survey took place.

Overall almost 28 per cent of all tourists stayed in private homes, with the remainder being in some form of commercial accommodation, such as a hotel or bed-and-breakfast.

The two most popular accommodation establishments were Aggie Grey's Lagoon Beach Resort and Spa, and the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, which together garnered 14 percent of tourists.