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(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), along with Matson and United Airlines, present the return of the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show.
11:30 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Ocean Sirena Ballroom, Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort
The Guam Visitors Bureau will light up the heart of Tumon Bay with the Christmas Love From Guam Holiday Illumination Light Park from December 10, 2016 to January 15, 2017.
Guam welcomed 125,748 visitors in November 2016 to become the best November in Guam’s tourism history. It exceeds last year’s numbers by 3.3%.
(Taipei, Taiwan) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) recently returned from the 2016 Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF), which was held from November 4-7, 2016.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Ko’ko’ Road Races wrapped up another successful Ko’ko’ Weekend with nearly 1,500 local and international runners converging at Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park early Sunday morning.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that Mrs. Satomi Yamamoto has joined the Bureau as the new director for the Japan Market. She started with GVB at the beginning of October.
More than 1.5 million men, women and children traveled to Guam’s shores in the last fiscal year. From October 2015 to September 2016, Fiscal Year 2016, 1,510,944 people from around the globe came to our island — that’s more than nine times our population.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce the launch of its new Visit Guam 2017 campaign. From breathtaking panoramic views to soft white-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets, Guam is a perfect destination for cultivating love and romance. This is why the theme for Visit Guam 2017 is the “Year of Love.”
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that after nearly 24 years of service, Japan Manager Yuji Mitsumori will retire from GVB tomorrow, September 30, 2016.
(Tokyo, Japan) Guam continued to shine bright on the final day of the JATA Tourism Expo with added star power from half Chamorro, half Japanese pop sensation Alice and over 80 dancers from the Guam Chamorro Dance Academy.
(Tokyo, Japan) Guam’s 4,000-year-old Chamorro culture continues to stand out at the world’s leading tourism-related event in Japan.
Guam is joining over 150 countries and regions from around the world over the next three days for the return of the JATA Tourism EXPO.
More than 144,600 visitors came to Guam’s shores in August, breaking the single-month record of 142,332 set earlier this year in February. That makes August 2016 the single month with the most visitors in the history of the tourism on Guam.
Guam’s visitor arrivals for July 2016 reached 122,996, a 6.9% increase over the previous year. It is the third top July in the history of tourism.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is looking to partner with businesses interested in developing special offers for the fifth year of the Shop Guam Festival (SGF), now called the Shop Guam e-Festival.
Guam welcomed 118,373 visitors in June 2016, a 17.1% increase over the previous year. It also tallies up to be the best June in Guam’s tourism history, beating out a 21 year old record set in June 1995 of 116,718 visitors.
(Tumon, Guam) – The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced today that opening weekend for the Guam Summer Beach Fest at Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park (Ypao Beach) in Tumon, begins this Saturday, July 16 with a festive line-up of live entertainment from local and international performers from Guam and Japan and beach friendly activities for the entire family.
(Tumon, Guam) One of Guam’s daughters recently returned home from a program that helps tourism professionals take their skills to a new level. Regina Nedlic, Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Marketing Manager Pacific, attended the 38th Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) at the University of Hawaii (Manoa).
(Tumon, Guam) – The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual Pleasure Island Guam BBQ Block Party Competition on Saturday, July 2nd.
Guam welcomed 114,930 visitors in May 2016, achieving the first double-digit growth in arrivals this year. The 18.6% increase over the previous year tallied up to be the third best May in Guam’s tourism history. May 1997 still holds the record with 120,046 visitors.
(Tumon, Guam) – The fourth annual Pleasure Island Guam BBQ Block Party, “Red, White, and YOU”, will be the fiercest BBQ competition in the event’s history.
(Tumon, Guam) P.H.R. Ken Micronesia Inc. and the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) have donated a total of $11,000 toward relief efforts in Japan in the wake of the devastation and personal loss caused by the Kumamoto Earthquake, which occurred back in April.
(Tumon, Guam) – The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce the third Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2016 made history with more than 7,000 people in attendance.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced today the official line-up schedule for the 3rd annual Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Governor Joseph Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park in Tumon.
Guam welcomed 105,446 visitors in April 2016, a 9.6% growth over last year. Overall, this is the second best April in Guam’s tourism history. April 1997 recorded 105,586 visitors.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Lotte Duty Free announced today that the 3rd annual Guam Live International Music Festival is set for Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Governor Joseph Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park in Tumon. Keeping in tune with the Festival of Pacific Arts (FestPac), this single day music festival will highlight top musicians from around the Pacific, as well as hit makers from around the world.
Visitor arrivals for March 2016 increased over last year by 0.8% or just over one thousand more travelers. Overall, this is the second best March in Guam’s tourism history with 133,335 visitors welcomed to the island. March 2013 is still the top March with 136,728 visitors recorded.
(Taipei, Taiwan) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) recently went to Taiwan for an important sales mission in Taipei and Kaohsiung. Accompanied by Speaker Judi Won Pat of the 33rd Guam Legislature, their goal was to cultivate the growing relationship between Guam and Taiwan and share the island’s upcoming signature events and activities that could further expand this market segment.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau, with sponsors Dusit Thani Guam Resort and United Airlines, invite Guam’s government, tourism and business communities to participate in the Pacific Asia Travel Association Annual Summit from May 18 – 21, 2016 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort in Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) The Mayors Council of Guam (MCOG) received $200 thousand from the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) for various improvement and beautification projects in preparation for the Festival of Pacific Arts, scheduled between May 22- June 4, 2016.
(Chengdu, China) China’s leading Online Travel Agency, Ctrip, recently selected Guam as a recipient for its “Best Island Destination” award.
Guam welcomed 142,332 visitors in February 2016. That is the most arrivals in a single month in Guam’s tourism industry. It exceeds March 2013, which held the previous record with 136,728 visitors. In comparison with February 2015, this is a 12.9% increase.
January 2016 has become the best January of all time for visitor arrivals. When compared to the previous year, January arrivals rose 9.1% with 129,259 visitors welcomed to our shores.
(Tamuning, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter will be offering pre and post tours to the islands of Micronesia as part of the upcoming PATA Annual Summit, which is slated for May 18-21, 2016 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.
(Pasay City, Philippines) Guam stood out in the limelight yet again, taking home the Best Decorated Booth Over-All Winner award at the 23rd Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) partnered with the Trench Fest organizers, Sidekicks Soccer Team, Islandwide Beautification Task Force, Matson, Tamuning Mayor’s Office and Televista Property owner David Su to clean up the beach access road behind Crowns Guam in Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and DOCOMO PACIFIC have teamed up to increase public safety efforts in Tumon with the installation of the new Digital Sentry System.
More tourists visited Guam in 2015 than any other year in the history of tourism on Guam. With a recorded 1,409,033 visitors landing on Guam to enjoy our gorgeous sunsets and white, sandy beaches, 2015 shatters the old record of 1,381,513 set in 1997.
(Tumon, Guam) As part of the continued success of its Visitor Safety Officer (VSO) program, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has increased beach safety efforts along Tumon Bay.