Guam completes largest familiarization tour

December 4, 2017

(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.

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113K tourists visit Guam during first month of FY18

November 22, 2017

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.

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Guam shows strong presence at 2017 Mode Tour Travel Mart

November 21, 2017

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.

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Guam wins best theme award at 2017 Taipei International Travel Fair

November 3, 2017

(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.

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GVB completes three day roadshow in Korea

October 26, 2017

(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.

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October 17, 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.

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GVB wins PATA Gold Award for Shop Guam e-Festival

October 2, 2017

(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.

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Guam welcomes Air Seoul’s inaugural flight

September 13, 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.

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August arrivals slightly decline, still 2nd best month

September 12, 2017

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.

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Guam hosts GVB TripAdvisor Training Camp

July 14, 2017

(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.

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130 travel trade professionals attend Håfa Adai Study Tour

July 5, 2017

(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.

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7 delegations confirmed for 29th Guam Micronesia Island Fair

April 25, 2017

(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.

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Commemorating the SMS Cormoran II

April 6, 2017

(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.

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Full streetlight rehabilitation in Tumon Bay to begin

April 6, 2017

(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.

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GVB completes 6-city roadshow tour in Japan

April 4, 2017

(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.

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Denight: Dive sites benefit Guam

March 20, 2017

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.

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Denight: Helping Guam shine abroad

March 13, 2017

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?

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Muña named Vice President of GVB

March 10, 2017

(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.

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Denight: GVB huge Chamorro culture supporter

March 6, 2017

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.

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Denight: Highlighting tourism on Guam

February 20, 2017

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.

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January 2017 rises to best January ever in tourism history

February 9, 2017

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.

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Discover the power of TripAdvisor

January 17, 2017

(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.

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