TUMON, Guam - Calendar year 2012 proved to be a record-breaking year for arrivals to Guam. The island welcomed over 1.3 million visitors, a level not seen since the mid to late 1990s. Out of the total arrivals last year, 182,829 came from Korea, one of … June 6, 2013
TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) invites local businesses to prepare for the anticipated increase of Chinese visitors to Guam by attending its symposium to learn the latest market trends and how it can benefit business. With the support of … April 10, 2013
TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has appointed CONNECTWORLDWIDE (CWW) as its public relations and marketing representation in Russia. CWW is a global representation company with over 35 offices around the world, representing such companies … December 21, 2012
TUMON, Guam - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter wrapped up its Quarterly General Membership Meeting and Election for the 2013-2014 term. The meetings took place from December 11-12, 2012 and were attended by chapter delegates … December 18, 2012
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan’s largest travel show, the annual Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF), opened October 26, 2012 with much fanfare and a grand ceremony commemorating its 20th travel fair anniversary in 26 years. Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) received … October 29, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Early this morning at 1:50 am, the Guam International Airport Arrivals area was lively with travel and tourism industry partners ready and eager to greet the millionth visitor to Guam for calendar year 2012. Led by Acting Governor Ray Tenorio … October 17, 2012
Tired of filling your downtime doing the same old same old? A little taste of adventure is sure to spice things up. The good news? With everything from amusement parks to Zorbing, there’s no shortage of exciting activities for adventure lovers on Guam. … August 10, 2012
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Inetnon Gef Pa’go, an award-winning Guam cultural dance group, was recently showcased on the Russian national television program “Tsentre Uninmania” (“The Center of Attention”). The appearance was made possible through … July 17, 2012
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Furthering their efforts to grow and diversify Guam’s tourism base, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) recently launched the island’s first Russia consumer promotion in Vladivostok during the city’s annual City Day holiday.
“We … July 13, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) proudly announced that Guam was presented with 3 awards at the recent 25th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA2012) held in Seoul, South Korea. Of the over 3,000 exhibitors at KOTFA2012, GVB was presented with the prestigious … June 15, 2012
TUMON, Guam - An official Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Mariana Visitors Authority delegation is in Moscow, Russia, and met with the US Consul General and the US Commercial Service, including the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs of the Embassy … March 27, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) attended the L.A. Times Travel Show on January 26-29, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This is the Bureau’s sixth year to participate in this show starting in February 2007 when the show was held at … February 10, 2012
TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) hosted the visit of the Guam-Korea Tourism Council (KGTC) with a welcome reception co-supported by the Outrigger Guam Resort and DFS Galleria Guam on February 2, 2012 in Guam.
The council is an organization … February 9, 2012
TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) attended the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure show in Long Beach, California, on January 14-15, 2012 to promote the tropical island destination of Guam.
The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure show is in its seventh … February 3, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Iwo Jima war veterans will meet on Guam for a Reunion of Honor on March 10-12, 2012. The reunion is being arranged and promoted by the Iwo Jima Association of America.
The participants will room at Guam’s Outrigger Guam Resort, enjoying … January 29, 2012
TUMON, Guam - DeafNation’s Joel Barish arrived on Guam Wednesday as part of an around-the-world tour. This is his third. Barish traveled from Austin, Texas, to Sweden, India, Bhutan, Bali, and the Philippines. Guam and Hawaii are his last stops on the … January 27, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Starting January 3, all EVA Airways flights from Taipei to Guam will be on Hello Kitty jets. In addition to carrying 57 extra passengers per flight, the jet will also be wrapped in Hello Kitty iconography, from wing to wing, cockpit to tail. … January 26, 2012
TUMON, Guam - On January 17, 2012, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) welcomed the first Russian visitors since the US Department of Homeland Security approved visa parole for Russian citizens on January 15, 2012. The Prudnikovs, a family of four, arrived … January 26, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Described as a cross between a roller-coaster and a water slide, Zorb rides are intended to quicken the pulse and elicit thrills. The New Zealand company set up shop this month at Guam’s Leo Palace Resort. Zorb Guam has two unique tracks … January 25, 2012
TUMON, Guam - In a first for the US, President Barack Obama today announced a national strategy on travel and tourism to boost travel in the United States. The US travel industry is a cornerstone of the US economy, representing 1.8 trillion in economic … January 20, 2012
TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is inviting professional and amateur triathletes in the Philippines to join in the 2012 XTERRA Guam Championship Off-Road Triathlon. The annual XTERRA Guam race is set for March 10, 2012, and it promises to … January 19, 2012
Phase I of the Tagada Guam amuse¬ment park is set to open next month. Tagada will be leasing nearly 4,000 square feet in Tumon between the Ohana Bayview and Pacific Place.
Tagada Guam, LLC hopes its new amusement park will provide both locals and … January 18, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Guam’s first and original Chamorro cultural theme park recreates Chamorro life 500 years ago. Chamorros are Guam’s first inhabitants. Lina’la’ Park rests on an actual Chamorro village, dating over 1,000 years ago. Latte stones, pottery, … January 13, 2012
TUMON, Guam - On January 22, 2012, hundreds will gather to celebrate the release of the 2012 Chamorro Lunar Calendar. The fourth annual event commemorates the lunar New Year, which begins the following day.
Chamorros are Guam’s indigenous people, … January 12, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Just in time for the New Year, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) officially launched the “Omoide Guam” Campaign in Japan, Guam’s largest visitor market. Omoide is the Japanese word for memory.
“The idea behind this campaign is to … January 11, 2012
TUMON, Guam - The US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs recently funded a buy local program on Guam. The targeted marketing education campaign was developed by the University of Guam (UOG) Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives … January 5, 2012
TUMON, Guam - Since the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security approving Parole Authority for Russian Visitors to Guam, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) continues to work to develop a promotion strategy that ensures the successful entering … January 4, 2012
The Guam Island Fiesta Tour (GIFT) introduces visi¬tors into the homes of local families for village fiesta celebrations. They are greeted with shell leis, invited to participate in cultural activities like coconut husking, talaya (cast net) throwing, … December 28, 2011
TUMON, Guam - There’s no question that seeing history is a lot more fascinating than just reading it. For those interested in Chamorro history, a step on Guam’s Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Beach Park (Ypao) is like a step back in time. Since 2009, … December 21, 2011
Japanese travelers make up 70.9 percent of Guam’s arrivals, with Koreans comprising 12.8 percent this calendar year to date. So it’s no surprise that Guam ranks highly in the Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey 2011.
According to the survey, Japanese … December 19, 2011
The Guam delegation, led by Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes, Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board Member; Existing Markets Committee (EMC) Chairman, Hayato “Jack” Yoshino; GVB General Manager Joann Camacho; GVB Marketing Manager Pilar Laguaña; and GVB … December 18, 2011
Like other Pacific islands, storytelling in Guam has been an important method of passing knowledge from one generation to the next. Storytellers were respected members of society because of their ability to educate and entertain. Stories were used to … December 16, 2011
TUMON, Guam - The Guam Power Authority announced the completion of its Tumon Lighting Project on December 7, 2011. The agency installed energy-efficient lighting for the island’s tourism capital. In addition to making the area safer, visitors can continue … December 14, 2011
TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) was recognized as a key player in US tourism and was awarded an Export Achievement Certificate by the US Department of Commerce signed by the Assistant Secretary and Director General.
John Holman, Director … December 9, 2011
The Micronesia Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held their 4th Quarter meeting in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, on December 3 and 4. Twenty members of the Micronesia Chapter were present, representing the islands of Guam, … December 13, 2007