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Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) invites residents and visitors to celebrate the New Year together in the heart of Tumon from 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2018.
(Hagåtña, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its tourism partners have completed the largest familiarization tour in the island’s history this past weekend. Nearly four hundred Japanese travel agents, media and social media influencers were on Guam from November 30 – December 3, 2017 to attend a travel trade show, welcome fiesta and experience various optional tours and activities throughout the island.
Guam welcomed 113,526 visitors during the first month of Fiscal Year 2018. Events such as the Guam Ko’ko’ Half Marathon helped to attract more visitors and allow us to record the second best visitor arrivals for October in the island’s tourism history.
Seoul, Korea) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its tourism partners recently returned from promoting the island at the fourth annual Mode Tour Travel Mart held in COEX, Seoul from November 16 - 19, 2017. The travel mart welcomed an estimated 80,000 visitors to the show during the four-day event.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce over 300 offers are now available for the 6th annual Shop Guam e-Festival. The GVB signature event launched on Friday, November 10, 2017 and will run through February 28, 2018.
(Taipei, Taiwan) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its industry partners have returned home after promoting Guam’s unique Chamorro culture at the annual Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF), the largest and most popular travel show in Taiwan. The four-day event was held from October 27-30, 2017 at the Taipei World Trade Center and attracted 366,976 people.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), in partnership with Customs and Quarantine Agency (CQA), held a press conference to introduce the NEW Customs Declaration Form and discuss the phasing in period.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) successfully connected with over 300 travel agents, airlines and travel professionals during its three-day road show event in South Korea. The roadshows took place in the cities of Busan, Gwangju and Daegu from October 17-19, 2017.
Guam continues to increase its visitor arrivals with about 1.56 million people from around the world, primarily Asia, coming to enjoy Guam’s beautiful culture and beaches during Fiscal Year 2017. That’s a 3.2% increase over the previous year, breaking last fiscal year’s record and making FY2017 the top fiscal year in Guam’s history.
(Macau, China) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) recently presented the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) with its distinguished PATA Gold award for the “2016 Shop Guam e-Festival Mobile Campaign” in the “Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application MA” category. PATA’s panel of judges reviewed 220 submissions from 77 organizations and individuals from around the world.
(Tokyo, Japan) Guam joined over 130 countries from around the world, including 47 domestic regions, during Tourism EXPO Japan 2017 from September 21-24, 2017.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), in partnership with the A.B Won Pat International Airport, welcomed nearly 200 passengers that arrived on Air Seoul’s inaugural flight from Seoul, Korea early Wednesday morning.
Guam welcomed 143,677 visitors in August 2017, a 0.7% decrease when compared to the previous year. While arrivals fell short of surpassing the record of 144,758 visitors in August 2016, it still was enough to record the second best arrivals month in Guam’s history.
(Tumon, Guam) Tourism supports one out of three jobs on Guam. With the livelihood of thousands of people on the line, reinvestment into Guam's top industry is needed now more than ever.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is excited to announce the start of 6th annual Shop Guam e-Festival (SGF) and is looking to partner with businesses interested in developing special offers.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), in partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has invited U.S. Commercial Service Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs David Gossack as the guest speaker for its Quarterly Membership Meeting.
Guam welcomed 132,952 visitors in July 2017, an 8.1% increase when compared to the previous year. July 2017 surpassed the top record held in 1997 to become the best July in Guam’s tourism history.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has released its findings from the 2017 Survey of Tourism Attitudes of Resident (STAR) survey.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce the upcoming Korean drama TV series, “Man Who Sets the Table,” shot four episodes on-island earlier this month.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), together with the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, recently hosted a training camp for over 100 of the island’s tourism industry professionals at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort on Thursday, July 13, 2017.
Guam welcomed 122,749 visitors in June 2017, a 3.7% increase when compared to the previous year. June 2017 has become the best June in Guam’s tourism history.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), along with the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association (GHRA), Japan Guam Travel Association (JGTA), United Airlines, Japan Airlines, t’way, Korean Air, Jin Air & Cebu Pacific teamed up to conduct the annual Håfa Adai Study mega familiarization tour (HAST) from June 30- July 3, 2017, to help travel trade professionals from the island’s various visitor markets learn more about Guam.
Guam welcomed 118,853 visitors during May 2017, recording the second-best arrival numbers of Tourism Month. The current record of 120,046 was set in May 1997.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Vistors Bureau (GVB) announced today the official line-up schedule for the 4th Annual Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival on Saturday, June 3rd 2017 at Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park in Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the Guam Visitors Bureau with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 22.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Lotte Duty Free announced today that the 4th Annual Lotte Guam Live International Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park in Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce 12 new bus shelters are being installed in Tumon along San Vitores Road.
Visitor arrival numbers for April 2017 surpassed the previous record held 20 years ago. Guam welcomed 122,622 visitors, breaking the 1997 record of 105,586 visitors.
(Hagåtña, Guam ) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announces that a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Manny Crisostomo will launch on May 5, 2017 at the Guam Museum from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
(Hagåtña, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce that 7 delegations will come together for the 29th Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF). With this year’s theme of “Celebrating the love of culture,” Guam will be joined by delegations from Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Marshall Islands, Chuuk and special guest country, Taiwan, at the Paseo de Susana from May 3-7, 2017.
Guam’s tourism industry continues to grow. Our island welcomed 140,662 visitors in March 2017, breaking the previous record of 136,728 visitors set four years ago in March 2013.
(Tumon, Guam) As part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of the SMS Cormoran II, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service, invites the public to attend a lecture series at the T. Stell Newman Visitors Center in Sumay through April 12th.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announces the second phase of the San Vitores Streetlight Improvement Project is now underway in the island's tourism capital. GVB has contracted Polyphase Inc. to fully repair and refurbish streetlight infrastructure and fix long-standing issues in Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its industry partners recently returned from Japan after completing a Tourism Summit tour in the cities of Sapporo, Sendai, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka from March 14-24, 2017.
Guam welcomed 133,440 visitors in February 2017, ranking as the second top February of all time.
Buenas yan håfa adai! With waters as stunning as its skies, Guam is one of the best diving destinations in the world. The Guam Visitors Bureau works hard to promote and protect the island’s dive offerings for visitors and local residents to enjoy.
Buenas yan håfa adai! Here at the Guam Visitors Bureau, you can assume the very reason for our existence is to promote Guam and attract visitors to our beautiful island. Based on record-breaking visitor arrivals in 2015 and 2016, you can say we’re on the right track, right?
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors officially named Antonio “Tony” Muña, Jr. as the new GVB Vice President. During their board meeting yesterday, President and CEO Nathan Denight announced his appointment of Muña to the position.
Buenas yan håfa adai! Chamorro Month is a very special time for the Guam Visitors Bureau. Although we celebrate the Chamorro culture throughout the year — “Håfa Adai Everyday” — Chamorro Month is a good time for us to share with you our efforts to support and promote our local culture, language and traditions.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II on Friday, April 7, 2017.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce the 29th Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF) is set for May 3-7, 2017.
Buenas yan håfa adai! At the Guam Visitors Bureau, safety is always at the top of our minds, as it’s one of the top reasons why visitors choose Guam.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is seeking vendors for the 29th Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF) to be held on May 3-7, 2017 at Paseo de Susana in Hagatna, Guam.
Håfa adai and welcome to my new column! As president and CEO of the Guam Visitors Bureau, I look forward to sharing information with you. I’ll provide updates on our plans and offer insights from our research. I’ll tell you about the exciting things that GVB is doing on and off island to celebrate Guam as a unique destination.
January 2017 is the best January of all time for visitor arrivals. When compared to the previous year, January arrivals increased by 5.2% with 136,029 visitors welcomed to our shores. Guam also just experienced its best year in tourism with over 1.53 million visitors coming to Guam in 2016.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and TripAdvisor have teamed up to host an industry seminar on January 23, 2017 at the LeoPalace Resort Zefiro Banquet Room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau incoming board of directors held their annual meeting today and elected Milton Morinaga as its chairman.
People around the world love our island. So much so that December 2016 saw tourist numbers soar to 142,647, making it the best December in the history of tourism — and also boosting 2016 to the best year in Guam’s tourism history.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced today that its membership has elected four new members to serve in the GVB Board of Directors.