Archive | May, 2011
Upolu Island, Samoa, Anna Pollock,

Sunday Outing – Samoan Style

Sunday is still a special, different day in the Samoan week. All commercial activity ceases and Samoans focus on family, church, relaxation and feasting. Church attendance is likely one of the highest in the Christian world and visitors are encouraged and welcomed to attend – if properly attired – any one of hundreds of church […]

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Samoa’s Prime Minister Welcomes UK Trade Guests

Hi, it’s Zita again! Last night (May 20th), I and my wonderful team at Polynesian Xplorer threw a cocktail party to welcome a visiting delegation of agents and wholesalers from the UK. It was great to welcome Samantha Morrison from Travel 2, Katie Low from Kuoni, Louise Dean from Jetset, Francesca de la Cruz and […]

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Video of the Week: Dance Practice

Polynesian Xplorer’s founder Zita Martel is well known in Samoa as the first female to become a celebrated and successful skipper of a Fautasi – the Samoan longboat. Since 2006, the crew of her winning Segavao came from the Don Bosco Technical Centre who, in addition to their rowing prowess, have become famous for their […]

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Destination Highlight: Apia’s Food Markets

Tonight, Polynesian Xplorer’s co-founder and Director, Zita Martel is hosting a welcome cocktail party for a several tour wholesalers and marketing partners from the UK who are participating in a familiarisation tour of Samoa over the next few days. So in preparation, a quick trip was made to Apia’s famous fish market to get the […]

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