Nominees named for Tourism Awards

The nominees for the first Samoa Tourism Excellence Awards have been announced by the Samoa Tourism Authority (S.T.A).

 The nominees were based on surveys and inspections carried out by the Tourism Standards Committee and the ST A Research and Statistics team. 

The Awards will kick start the New Year and will be held 7 January. 

Three nominees have been revealed for each of the 12 Awards categories, which reflect the various aspects of the Tourism Industry and Visitor Experience (2017 is designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the Samoa Tourism Excellence Awards will especially celebrate the outstanding performances of those businesses which have been nominated. 

The Awards have been judged by Visitors, who were surveyed throughout the year and the Tourism Standards Committee which conducted inspections during 2016. 

The survey and inspections were alluded to by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Fatialofa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi at the beginning of this year as part of the launch of Visit Samoa Year 2016. 

The Inaugural Samoa Tourism Excellence Awards will take place at the Taumeasina Island Resort and tickets are available from the S.T.A Head Office.


National Tourism Excellence Award

Return to Paradise Resort
Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa
Seabreeze Resort

 Best Accommodation

Seabreeze Resort
Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa


Best Restaurant

Seabreeze Resort 


Best Bar & Hangout

Ace of Clubs
Club X
The Edge Marina


Best Attraction Site

Falealupo Canopy Walk
Lalomanu Beach
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum 

Best Tour Operator

Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa
Dive Savaii
Seabreeze Resort 


Best Car Rental

Jetz Rents
AA Rent a Car
Blue Pacific Car Hire

Best Taxi Service

City Cabs
DB Taxis
Magik FM Taxis


Best Airport Transfer

Aga Reef Resort
Saletoga Sands Resort
Seabreeze Resort


Best Cultural Entertainment

Saletoga Sands Resort
Samoa Cultural Village
Taufua Beach Fales

Best Elei Uniform

Central Bank of Samoa
Ministry for Revenue
Ministry of Finance

Best Hygiene

Aganoa Lodge
Amanaki Hotel (Restaurant)
Amoa Resort

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