(Friday, October 7, 2011; Tumon, Guam) The Guam Island Fiesta Tour (GIFT) introduces visitors 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 throwing, and tuba drinking, and are treated to tables laden with authentic Chamorro cuisine.
(Thursday, October 6, 2011; Tumon, Guam) At the annual GVB Membership Meeting on September 30, 2011 at Guam Marriott Resort & Spa, $1,435 was donated to the Japan Club of Guam for the Tsunami Relief Fund. Japan Club President Toyohito Yoneyama accepted the check with donations being generated through a raffle.
(Tuesday, October 4, 2011; Tokyo, Japan) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) completed its promotion at the 2011 Japan Association of Travel Agents Tourism Forum and Travel Showcase. The two-day forum on the recovery of tourism after the events of “3/11” segued into the travel showcase that continued through Sunday, October 2, 2011. JATA officials estimated over 111,000 people were in attendance.
(Friday, September 30, 2011; Tumon, Guam) Governor Eddie Baza Calvo led a delegation from Guam to the 2011 Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA). This annual travel fair attracts thousands of travel agents, media representatives and potential visitors.
(September 28, 2011; Tumon, Guam) GVB delegation attended the Shanghai Expat show to create awareness and promote Guam as a unique must-see destination to expats living in Shanghai. GVB members also heightened awareness about the Guam Micronesia Island Fair and Ko’ko’ Road Race, conducted media interviews, and met with U.S. Commercial Services, Philippine Airlines, Continental/United, Shanghai Ba-Shi Int'l Travel Co., Ltd., and M3 Elite Club.