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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Tourism Authority has refused the Ultimate Fighting Championship's $6 million offer to bring an event to the islands, shuttering communication between the two parties ... Eddie Calvo signed a bill implementing the rules for a medical marijuana program, a Guam official said.
Visitor arrivals from Korea are making up for a decline in arrivals from Japan, but since last summer, Guam Visitors Bureau officials have noted the average Korean tourist spends much less on island than the average Japanese tourist. Lately, they've been spending about one-third of what the average ...
... the medical marijuana program, set for 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rodriguez's Committee on Health, Tourism, Military Affairs and Senior Citizens invited representatives from the Department of Public Health and Social Services, Grassroots Movement, the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association and the general ...
Almost four years after Guam voters decided that the island needed a medical marijuana program to help residents suffering from debilitating diseases and ... The Committee on Health, Tourism, Military Affairs and Senior Citizens will hold an informational hearing on the status of the medical marijuana ...
“This is the second year of United's title sponsorship, and we've enjoyed a close working relationship with them and Guam Visitors Bureau this past year to promote UGM overseas, said Ben Ferguson, managing director of Guam Sports Events Inc., the organizers of UGM. "We had good international ...
Nate Denight, president and CEO of Guam Visitors Bureau, said, “We've been working since last year to promote UGM in our source markets. Sports events such as UGM are great for the island, because it allows the community to come together with our visitors to share our Hafa Adai spirit. Thousands of ...
From a tourism perspective, the marathon was a huge success. About 4,000 runners converged in front of our office for Guam's largest international running event. Half of the event's participants were international runners from our source markets — Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In all ...
The guests of Resorts World Manila's familiarization tour were given a taste of Taiwan's beauty during the final port stop aboard the SuperStar Virgo. As part of Resorts World Manila's familiarization tour from March 5 to 10, media outlets from Guam, Saipan, and tourism specialists from Hawaii were given ...
A total of 20 additional flights from Tokyo/Narita and Nagoya to Guam to run from August 2 to 27, 2018. ○ Provides leisure travelers in Japan with more schedule choices for flights to Guam during summer busy season. GUAM, Apr. 10, 2018 – United Airlines announced today that it will operate a total of ...
“We are pleased to see that the demand for summer travel is increasing to Guam,” said Sam Shinohara, United's managing director of operations for the Asia/Pacific. “Our team continuously monitors the market for opportunities to add flights.” Guam's tourism industry lost nearly 200,000 flight seats a year ...
Things may be looking up in Guam's Japan market. Since the threats aimed on the island by North Korea, the number of Japanese tourists has decreased significantly. Officials from the Guam Visitor's Bureau met with Guam Legislature Tourism Chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. this morning for an ...
The decline in visitor arrivals from Japan continues, but flights arriving from Japan last month were nearly 90 percent full — a good sign there's still demand in Japan for Guam travel, Guam Visitors Bureau officials told lawmakers Tuesday. The problem is airlines this fiscal year have cut the number of ...
Watabe Guam, Inc., doing business as Watabe Wedding, was incorporated on Guam in 1995. Albeza is the first employee in the Guam branch who has finished the entire new hire process, from intern to completion of a bachelor's degree in tourism and hospitality at University of Guam in 2017 to ...
... of Public Works wants to improve road safety. John O'Connor/The Guam Daily Post ... Major roads leading to the island's tourism district will be upgraded with features such as a median and guard rails for safety, DPW Director Glenn Leon Guerrero said. Speaking before the Rotary Club of Tumon Bay ...
“This is great news for Guam," said Guam Visitors Bureau President Nathan Denight, "as we continue our efforts with (the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport Authority) to increase air seat capacity from Japan." Denight thanked United Airlines for its commitment to the island, adding, "This will ...
In a phone interview after the informational briefing, Denight told The Guam Daily Post that GVB initially offered $5,000 for each charter flight in 2017; although he said that was negotiable and not every travel company received that amount. The charter support program cost GVB about $800,000 last year ...
The numbers presented by the Guam Visitors Bureau in a legislative hearing Tuesday foreshadow that tourism, which is Guam's chief economic engine outside of ... Guam really needs to continue to think deeper with some self-evaluation as to what really is causing Guam tourism to lose its shine.
We are pleased to see that the demand for summer travel is increasing to Guam, which is great news for our local economy. The entire United team remains committed to working closely with Guam Visitors Bureau and stakeholders to support Guam's tourism industry and provide the connections that our ...
Most medical referrals from the CNMI go to Guam, Hawaii, or the U.S. mainland. According to a statement from Philippine Airlines assistant vice president Bryan Ang, one of the challenges of expanding medical tourism in the CNMI is numbers. “The number from Saipan unfortunately remains small; ...
KOROR, Palau – Palau took the top award of Best Diving Area Overseas and was placed second in the Best Dream Area Overseas category at the annual Marine Diving Fair in Japan held from April 6 to 8. Palau ambassador to Japan Francis Matsutaro and Palau Visitors Authority Managing Director ...
An article “Japan Airlines doubles daily flights," by Tihu Lujan, March 26, 2018, predicted benefits from Japan Airlines adding a direct flight from Narita to Guam. The goal of the Guam Visitors Bureau is to increase visitors to 2 million per year by 2020, according to the GVB 2020 Strategic Plan. Personally ...
... we love diving, surfing, we love rugby, everybody loves rugby, it's close to Japan, it's close to Hong Kong. It's a terrific community so. Everyone at Morrico has lived here, and we love Guam!" This month, we catch up with a woman not only plays a valuable role in Guam's tourism industry, but doubles as ...
Meet Yukiko Aricayos. She's going on 26 years as a United Airlines flight attendant. When she's not working the Japan route - helping visitors with translation, service, and safety - she's working the field as a Special Olympics Guam Coach. "If I go there," she said gratefully, "they give me so much energy ...
McDonald feels there's no better place to host the office than in the heart of Tumon, where Guam's "most vital asset" is based – tourism. "This new space will greatly benefit our operations," McDonald said. "For the first time, we have an official office." McDonald said the organization has been very ...
Manglona said Rota is not asking a lot, and the $500,000 for tourism would have helped the island. He then left the Senate chamber. Quitugua said, during the conference committee meeting, it was pointed out that Rota was already getting funds from the Marianas Visitors Authority for the island's ...
The Guam Visitors Bureau dipped into its rainy-day fund and used $650,000 out of the $2.1 million in the account, in another attempt to stem the decline in Japanese visitor arrivals, a fiscal year 2017 audit report released Sunday states. The $650,000 was paid to airlines and travel agents as incentives ...
Rota has benefitted from Cape Air's flights service since 2005. Not only did it create jobs on the island, but the tourism industry was able to stay afloat.” United Airlines said launching a mainline service between Guam and Saipan is part of its incoming 50th anniversary operation. United Air international ...
The Chamorro culture was and still may be the strongest on Rota, Rota is situated closer to Guam and the majority of tourist to the Marianas, Rota's lifestyle is more representative of the archaic island lifestyle that many tourists want to experience. Many tourist would actually prefer islands like Rota and ...
“I don't think I'm much of a fan of these changes,” said Lena Leishman of Hagatna, Guam. “I enjoyed the flexibility of the flights especially this last trip so I could fly quickly after work and fit in two days of diving before I fly back for work. The new flight times wouldn't make it easy for a quick weekend trip.”.
Despite a net loss of more than $300,000, the Guam Visitors Bureau has received a "clean" Fiscal Year 2017 audit by the Guam OPA. This marks eight consecutive years where auditors did not find any significant problems with GVB's Report on Internal Control over financial Reporting and Compliance.
“This is really going to benefit the people of Guam. Because now, right down here it will help deter, you know, crimes that are down here in our most vital asset which is you know, our tourism. So, you know , I welcome anyone to come down here, this is not only Guam Crime Stoppers' home but your ...
The tourism workers who go home at night, tired after serving tourists in Tumon Bay, navigate Guam streets on dimly lit roads, poorly marked lanes and indistinguishable, dangerous curbs. Safety is a priority for tourists, apparently, but not so much for the island's residents. And while Guam roads and ...
Guam's biggest critics complain the island's accommodations are in disrepair and unclean, as the Guam Visitors Bureau predicts an 8 percent dip in overall arrivals for this year. "I was in Guam for four days," posted Dave T. from San Diego, California, on Yelp. "It was three days too long." To be clear, the ...
More than 135,000 tourists visited Guam during March of this year. It's a drop of about 5,000 from March 2017. However, there has been major improvement, as tourism numbers show flights from Japan to Guam were at nearly 90 percent filled. This edges-out the arrivals from Korea and making Japan ...
Japan tourists to Guam continue to decline, visitor arrival numbers for March show. There were 135,746 total visitors in March — the third-highest March in Guam tourism history, after March 2017 (140,662) and March 2013 (136,728). However, arrivals from Japan were down 14.3 percent compared to ...
Guam needs to find new and innovative ways to attract more visitors to come to Guam. In recent years, the number of tourists from Japan have been on the decline. In March, arrivals from Japan were down 14.3 percent from the same time last year. In 2017, Japan arrivals were down 16.8 percent from ...
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Guam's biggest critics complain the island's accommodations are in disrepair and unclean, as the Guam Visitors Bureau predicts an 8 percent dip in overall arrivals for this year. “I was in Guam for four days,” posted Dave T. from San Diego, California, on Yelp. “It was ...
HAGÅTÑA — Amid a relative slowdown in tourist arrivals to Guam during the first quarter, local tourism officials are making a conservative forecast of performance for the rest of the year. Based on the current trend of arrivals, the Guam Visitors Bureau's Research Department is anticipating Guam to ...
The Guam Visitors Bureau reports that March 2018 was the island's third best March for tourism, with more than 135,000 visitors coming to the island. Guam's highest March tourist count was last year, with 140,662 visitors. After projecting an 8 percent dip in visitor arrivals for 2018, GVB has updated their ...
For the Guam Visitors Bureau, it's important to not only pay attention to tourists' feedback, but also be a part of proactive steps to address whatever issues may arise that can tarnish the entire industry over time. A lackadaisical attitude on the part of GVB would risk the livelihoods of so many island families ...
Our island also has abundant opportunities to make a living — many of which are directly related to or are a trickle-down effect from the tourism industry. ... Two bills are on the table to reduce our island's plastic bag usage: my Bill 268 and the Guam Youth Congress Bill 242. These are the starting points ...