Tourism is vital to NZ and small economies in the Pacific. But as the Samoa Tourism Authority's CEO says, "we can always get money back, but once there’s a loss of life you’ll never have that back".
For more than a month, Samoa has been battling a measles outbreak of huge proportions. Things are very slowly starting to improve.
International tourism is a booming business, with tourists spending US$1.4 trillion each year. Who's benefiting from this outlay of cash?