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(Tumon, Guam) —The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), along with T Galleria by DFS, present the return of the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show and Food Truck Festival. This GVB signature event will be held at the Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park (Ypao Beach) on Monday, December 31st.
Guam welcomed 132,850 visitors for the month of November, an increase of 8.6% when compared to the previous year. This year’s arrival numbers broke the 2016 record of 125,748 visitors, claiming the top November spot in Guam's tourism history.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has proudly renamed its visitor center to honor one of Guam’s pioneers in the tourism industry. The Norbert “Bert” R. Unpingco Visitor Center was unveiled during a special ceremony on December 18, 2018, at the GVB headquarters along Pale San Vitores Road in Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) invites the island community and its visitors to experience the magic of the holiday season with the return of the GVB Christmas Village on December 17, 2018, located next to Tumon Sands Plaza.
(Tumon, Guam) With thousands expected to flock to Governor Joseph F. Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) would like to announce parking locations for the upcoming MBC Music K-Pop Concert on Guam on December 1, 2018.
The first month of Fiscal Year 2019 is off to a good start. Guam welcomed 121,656 visitors to the island in October 2018, a 7.2% increase from the previous year. It also became the second best October recorded in Guam’s tourism history.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce it has worked with over 160 local vendors to generate more than 250 offers for the seventh annual Shop Guam e-Festival. The GVB signature event launched on Saturday, November 10, 2018, and will run through February 10, 2019.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced Ken Real Estate has partnered with Korean Low Cost Carrier (LCC) Jeju Air to launch daily non-stop charter flights from Narita, Japan to Guam.
(Tumon, Guam) Delegations from Guam and Japan came together on October 26, 2018, to commemorate 30 years of a sister agreement that celebrates two iconic sites sharing similar tales of love.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has been preparing for the seventh year of the Shop Guam e-Festival, which will return on November 10th and run through February 10, 2019.
Guam achieved its second-best fiscal year with 1.52 million people welcomed to our shores during FY 2018.
(Busan, South Korea) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and members of the island’s tourism industry completed a successful roadshow in three South Korean cities from October 10-12, 2018. The group met with over 300 travel agents in Busan, Gwangju, and Daegu, as well as airline partners, in an effort to sell Guam to new and existing agents and expand joint-marketing activities.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce it has partnered with MBC, one of Korea’s top broadcasting networks, to produce and broadcast a music event on Guam featuring five (5) top K-Pop groups including TWICE, Supernova, JBJ95, ELRIS and Mighty Mouth.
(Langkawi, Malaysia) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce it has received the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold award in the “Marketing Media – Social Media Campaign” category for its #instaGuam campaign.
(Tokyo, Japan) Guam showed a strong presence at one of the world’s largest travel trade exhibitions – Tourism EXPO Japan.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Running Club (GRC) welcomes the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) as a sponsor of the 48th Håfa (Half) Marathon, scheduled to take place on February 16, 2019.
Guam welcomed 145,817 visitors for the month of August, becoming the best August — and the best month overall — in visitor numbers.
(Seoul, South Korea) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) took part in one of Korea’s largest outbound travel shows of the year and learned demand to visit Guam remains strong among Korean visitors.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that it will be increasing its Visitor Safety Officer (VSO) presence in Tumon in light of recent crimes that have targeted tourists.
Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce the return of Shop Guam. In its 7th year, the GVB signature event will evolve into a year-long campaign identified by four promotional seasons – fall, winter, spring, and summer.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that its Board of Directors and management have decided to reorganize the current operations of the Bureau’s Japan Office. GVB’s Japan operations will transition to an outsourced marketing representative, which is the current model used for all offices representing Guam in its source markets.
(Tumon, Guam) Over 400 people volunteered their time over the weekend to help with the removal of an invasive species of algae that has made its way into Tumon Bay.
More than 131,000 people visited Guam’s shores in July 2018 – ranking it second in July arrivals for our island.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and the Guam Department of Agriculture are seeking volunteers once again to help with the removal of invasive algae that have been spreading rapidly in Tumon Bay.
(Seoul, South Korea) A Guam-inspired art exhibition is now on full display in one of South Korea’s largest department stores. The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Lotte Department Store launched the “Guam Eco Wave” exhibition at the store’s Yeongdeungpo Gallery in Seoul on August 1.
(Beijing, China) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that Guam was recently selected as one of the world’s top safety destinations in 2018 for female travelers.
(Tumon, Guam) – The Guam Visitors Bureau and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association announced the 2018 HERO (Hospitality Employees are Outstanding) Awards winners today at the annual award ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
(Osaka, Japan) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that Jeju Air’s flight service between Osaka and Guam began on July 21, 2018.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will have a major art exhibition with Lotte Department Store in Korea that will feature the work of local artist Dr. Judy Flores, as well as three artists from Korea that visited Guam in May.
Guam welcomed 125,411 visitors for June 2018, surpassing last year’s record to become the best June in the island’s tourism history.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and the Guam Department of Agriculture are seeking volunteers to help with the removal of invasive algae that is spreading rapidly in the waters of Tumon Bay.
(Tumon, Guam) — The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Pleasure Island Guam BBQ Block Party BBQ Competition that took place on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Pleasure Island, Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) — The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced at a July 3rd press conference the lineup of BBQ competitors and events scheduled for the 6th Annual Pleasure Island Guam BBQ Block Party on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Pleasure Island, Tumon.
(Tumon, Guam) Due to high demand, the JAL Group (JAL) announced that it has revised its flight frequency plans and will be extending the time period for its second daily flights to Guam.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its tourism partners recently returned from promoting the island at the annual Hana Tour International Show held in KINTEX, Seoul from June 7 - 10, 2018 and Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA) held in COEX, Seoul from June 14 – 17, 2018.
Guam welcomed 113,804 visitors during May 2018, placing fifth in record visitor arrival numbers during Tourism Month.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to welcome the inaugural Jeju Air flight service between Japan’s Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Guam on July 21, 2018.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), a non-stock, non-profit membership corporation, has announced it has released a Request for Information (RIF) to determine public interest and the desired direction that public policymakers may take relative to the development, management, and operation of a cruise ship industry on Guam.
(Vladivostok, Russia) Guam won the Best Booth Design award at Russia’s 22nd Pacific International Tourism Expo (PITE), held in the Primorsky region from May 18 to 20, 2018.
(Manila, Philippines) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will be hosting the first ever “#instaGuam Fair” in Manila to promote Guam as the closest U.S. destination for travelers from the Philippines. This three-day event will take place from June 1-3, 2018 at High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Guam Department of Education (GDOE) have teamed up to share well-documented images of the biggest cultural event in Guam’s modern history with students at the island’s public schools.
(Taipei, Taiwan) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has increased its efforts to improve its Taiwan market through participation at the Taipei Tourism Expo (TTE).
Guam continues to make records in visitor arrivals. April 2018 finished second best with 117,689 visitors being welcomed to the island.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has partnered with award-winning creative agency Beautiful Destinations (BD) to launch a global campaign about Guam through its popular social media channels.
(Hagåtña, Guam) With less than a week until the festivities begin, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) invites the entire local and global community to experience 30 years of cultural unity at the annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF) from May 2-6, 2018.
The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced today that final preparations are underway for the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF), scheduled for May 2-6, 2018.
2018 marks the third best March in Guam’s tourism history; Guam continues to welcome a record number of visitors.
Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) recently hosted a Korean Air VIP Familiarization (FAM) Tour, which consisted of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Korean Air’s major travel agencies.
(Tumon, Guam) Taiwan visitors will soon have more flight options to Guam. China Airlines, the only carrier with direct service to Guam from the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), announced it would increase its flight frequency to five times weekly, effective March 25, 2018.
Second best January recorded and 3rd best February recorded for Guam
(China) Guam welcomes its first Chinese incentive group for 2018 from Shanghai Jinjiang Travel. The delegation of 109 people arrived in Guam on Friday, March 16 and today, March 19, on United Airlines’ Shanghai flight.
(Shanghai, China) Ctrip, China’s leading Online Travel Agency (OTA), selected Guam as the recipient of “The Best Overseas Self-driving Tour Destination” award for its stunning coastal routes and driving experience.
(Manila, Philippines) Guam recently took home the award for best booth performance at the 25th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo, which occurred at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines from February 9-11, 2018.
The Guam Visitors Bureau’s Research Department has confirmed 1,543,990 visitors were recorded for calendar year 2017, making it the best calendar year in Guam’s tourism history.
Guam welcomed 122,377 visitors in November 2017, marking the second best November in Guam’s tourism history. November 2016 still remains as the top November with 124,442 visitors recorded.
(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the launch of its new Visit Guam 2018 campaign. With powder sand beaches, striking sunsets, and stunning vistas, Guam is the perfect instant vacation destination to make moments and memories that can be shared on social media. This is all part of the exciting Visit Guam 2018 theme of “#InstaGuam.”