17 Jun 2013

American Samoa governor promoting tourism with Japan and Korea

6:01 am on 17 June 2013

American Samoa's Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Japan's Consul General in Hawai'i Toyoei Shigeeda.

The Governor's Office reports that Governor Lolo raised American Samoa's interest in having direct flights between Japan and the territory to open up new economic possibilities in tourism.

Lolo promoted the territory as a new destination for Japanese tourists offering a new experience not available in other tourist meccas.

The same concept is being explored with the Korean consulate in Hawai'i.

The governor's executive assistant, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, says flights from Korea to American Samoa could not only bolster the tourism industry in the territory but could open up new trade prospects as well.