The real issue with tourism in Samoa is not Samoa’s location.
It is the small details like the Roaming dogs. I’ve just read travel advice magazine’s and they’re telling people not to go Samoa due to the Dogs.
I visited Samoa 3 weeks ago where I met tourists that had been bitten and they all promised that they never would come back to Samoa.
One evening I drove from Apia to Moamoa and counted 22 loose roaming dogs. So maybe try to fix the small details like roaming dog’s before trying to move Samoa.