High visitor numbers

Visitor numbers to Samoa in 2016 reached their highest level in five years.

The Samoa Tourism Authority said last year there were 145,740 visitors, a 4.8 per cent increase on the previous year.

It said there was a 7.04 per cent growth in earnings from tourism to $155 million dollars.

The authority said there was strong growth in Asian and European markets, but New Zealand continued to supply the most visitors, followed by Australia and American Samoa.

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