27 Apr 2016

Visitors up at American Samoa National Park

10:36 am on 27 April 2016

Increasing numbers of visitors are visiting American Samoa's National Park and spending money in nearby villages.

A new report shows the park has created more than $US900,000 in economic benefits.

Nearly 19,000 visitors visited last year and spent nearly $800,000 in villages near the park.

That is an increase of nearly 5000 visitors.

The spending supports nine jobs in the local area.