Samoa will have a new stretched limousine on the road shortly.
The limo is being imported by the SWAP Foundation and will be used for Internet marketing purposes.
Dennis A. Smith, CEO of the SWAP Foundation, says that they have been planning for the importation of the vehicle for a year and needed a special exemption for importation for the private specialty vehicle.
“I’m excited to be able to bring an asset like this to Samoa. We really look forward to lifting Samoa’s marketing online”.
SWAP intends to provide a red carpet service to and from the airport and wharf for VIPs and others who want to help with marketing Samoa on the Internet.
“We expect to do regular village trips in the limousine, which will be the opportunity for rural Samoa to get photos and participate in promoting their village online.”
The SWAP Foundation will also be accepting applications for village trips, weddings or private chartered use, as long as there is benefit to Samoa with stories, photos or news, suitable for the Internet.
To date, the vehicle has been working as a hire limousine, part of a fleet operating in and around Auckland. Detailing has been completed in South Auckland by A-grade mechanic Tui Saumalu who is flying to Samoa especially for its arrival. “I love what Debbie and Dennis are doing with the SWAP Foundation and I want to ensure every last nut and bolt of the limo is polished to perfection for this exciting project” he says.
Saumalu has arranged for higher profile tyres and heavy duty springs to cope with the judder bars and unique road conditions. “I’m hoping that people will like the look of it when they see it. I think it really looks the part and will suit Samoa!”
Samoa Trade Commissioner Dr Pa’o Luteru, checked out the limo in Auckland and likes it. He thinks that the limousine will be very useful for helping present Samoa as a desirable trade and investment destination.
“I tested the SWAP limousine when it was in Auckland and it’s a very nice vehicle. I am sure we will be able to use it well for our VIPs and trade partners” he said.
The SWAP Foundation is a Samoa registered Charitable Trust established by Debbie and Dennis A. Smith in 2010 to assist Samoa’s online marketing post-Tsunami. The limo is expected to be on the road in the next week or so.
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Photo: Dr Pa’o Luteru with Dennis A. Smith checking the SWAP limo at the Auckland Domain before detailing for Samoa
High Resolution image: http://www.swapsamoa.com/images/swap-limo-auckland-dennis-and-pao.jpg