Research and Reports


On August 20, 1990, Public Law 20-205 was signed, establishing a Research Department within the Guam Visitors Bureau. The Department was given the responsibility of "working with other entities to collect, analyze and evaluate pertinent data on the visitor industry and to disseminate comprehensive statistics and other data on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis." Projects enumerated in the initial budget included exit surveys as well as monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

In the more than twenty years since its creation, the GVB Research Department has consistently implemented the core projects outlined in its enabling legislation by producing over 240 statistical reports, conducting and issuing information for more than 176 exit surveys scrutinizing responses of visitors from five different markets, producing reports on the visitor industry labor market, and analyzing data obtained from the arrival forms filled out by visitors.