‘Samoa like Hawaii 75 years ago’
Meet Warren Meyers.
Warren is from Florida, U.S.A, and it’s his second time in Samoa.
While people travel for leisure, Mark is in Samoa to help implement a “Learning How To Learn” book into the local curriculum.
“I’m in Samoa because we’re implementing a ‘Learning How To Learn’ into the local curriculum and it is a book that teaches students how to approach the subject, how to assimilate, understand the subject and how to learn,” Warren shared to the Dear Tourist team.
“I was here in 2009 and met the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and the former Minister of Education because they wanted to implement the book and because of the recession, we had to reschedule.”
“The book teaches children and students how to study. It can help younger students approach the subject and actually understand the subject.”
“Our manufacturers brought 10,000 copies of the book and it increases graduate rates, academically and the quality of students. It’s all over the U.S. and internationally and this is its first implementation in Samoa.”
Apart from Samoa, Warren has visited Tahiti, Tonga and Hawaii.
And as an entrepreneur himself, owning a utility company that supplies 3000 companies in the United States and a marketing company in Los Angeles, he shared his idea of how to grow the tourism industry in Samoa.
“When I come into an area, I think what I would do to market an area or company. This country (Samoa) looks like Hawaii 75 years ago, so I was thinking you should market it from that angle, so people will think wait, Samoa is Hawaii and people will come, because Hawaii now is like a mini Los Angeles, with a lot of traffic and a lot of skyscrapers.”
“Samoa is beautiful the way it is, the country survives on tourism, you need more people to come here, where the turning point when developers start coming here and building high rise towers, I don’t know.”
When asked of his favourite Samoan food, he says: “Well what’s that food that makes you strong? Yes taro, I love that.”
Warren finds the local people friendly and helpful and Samoa’s scenery lush with beautiful plants and flowers.
Overall, to him, Samoa is a perfect description of tropical.