Northern Mariana Islands Data

Tourism
KOROR (Pacific Note/Pacnews) — Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. has signed a measure that offers tax credits to foreign investors who aim to develop “high-end, high-value, low-impact tourism” in the island-nation. Under the new law, these foreign investors will be provided a tax credit of up to ...
“It will also help promote the CNMI tourism market,” Torres said, adding that the municipal council should encourage the Marianas Visitors Authority to get involved. Torres said he also talked with Japan Consul Kinji Shinoda who suggested establishing sister-city relationships with Japanese cities.
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 ...
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 ...
KOROR (Pacific Note/Pacnews) — Palau bagged the top award as the Best Diving Area Overseas and was second place in the Best Dream Area Overseas category at the annual Marine Diving Fair in Japan on April 6-8. Palau Ambassador to Japan, Francis Matsutaro, and Palau Visitors Authority ...
THE Torres administration should send a delegation to Japan to discuss tourism issues, Rep. Leepan Guerrero said. ... Japan used to be the islands' primary tourism market. The chairman of the ... Arrivals from Japan have continued to decline since 2005 when Japan Air Lines pulled out from Saipan.
“All our food and drink vendors are preparing diligently to present another delicious Taste of the Marianas for residents and visitors to enjoy,” said MVA Community Projects manager Martin Duenas. “Everyone knows that Taste is the place to eat on Saturday nights in May. Of course, we will again have ...
Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion, Marianas Visitors Authority Tour Guide Certification manager Kuen-Hee Han and Pacific Micronesia Tours Inc. president Masato Tezuka surround the graduates of the recent Marianas Guide Program, a 20-hour course held at the ...
The Philippine flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, is looking at expanding medical tourism between Saipan and the Philippines as a means to boost its passenger traffic. The Philippines is home to prestigious medical facilities and offers American-trained medical expert but, unfortunately for Saipan residents ...
“Our environment must be protected to sustain our island way of life, as well as benefit the CNMI's important tourism economy. Each of us must do our part daily to conserve these vital and essential natural resources. Together, we can ensure that Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and the Northern Islands remain ...
The companies have yet to submit documentary requirements such as proof of land ownership and a detailed project plan, it added. The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for Boracay to four months from six, the tourism minister said. The island's closure highlights the growing pressures ...
Quitugua said during the conference committee meeting, it was pointed out that Rota was already getting funds from Marianas Visitors Authority for the island's tourism enhancement program. But Quitugua said Rota will get additional allotments as soon as the next funding source becomes available.
TEN Japanese tour guides recently completed the Marianas Visitors Authority's tour guide certification program, MVA tour guide certification manager Kuen-Hee Han said on Thursday. They are Mari S. Bernardo, Keiko Ojima, Sachiyo H. Gorge, Kaori Osanai, Kaori, Takahashi, Leopoldo Ona Rodriquez, ...
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 Chamorro Culture was and still may be the strongest on Rota, Rota is situated closer to Guam and the majority of Tourist too the Marianas, Rota's life style is more representative of the archaic island life style that many tourists want to experience for relaxing and enjoying the sites and ocean.
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 ...
I AM writing as a humble student of hospitality and tourism management. It has come to everyone's attention in the CNMI that this beloved destination is faced with challenges in attracting and retaining Japanese tourists, a market that originally fueled Saipan's tourism development decades ago.
“KONQER has been part of our sports tourism portfolio since last year. We're excited for this year since tourists on Saipan are free to join. All they need to do is bring their room key card as proof aside from their passport. They would also sign a waiver card before they could participate,” the MVA head ...
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 ...
Teresita Santos (R-Rota) told Saipan Tribune that the loss of a major airline serving Rota would be devastating, especially paired with the island's struggling tourism and economy. “Not only will such a drastic decision greatly affect our limited air passenger servce into the island of Rota, but will also ...
MTEC and the MVA are holding a Tourism Month 2018 Graphic Arts Design Contest titled “See My Marianas” for CNMI students in grades 6-12. The deadline to submit entries is 4:30pm on May 11, 2018, and winners will be announced at the Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival on May 19.
Over the years in Palau, Guam and Saipan last year, KONQER drew people from different ages, male and female. The organizers disclosed that 55 percent are female age 18 to 55; 45 percent are male participants age 18 to 48 and 30 percent children age 10 to 17. There is also 15 percent visitors' ...
Two world-famous tourist destinations in neighboring Southeast Asian countries—Boracay in the Philippines and Koh Phi Leh in Maya Bay, Thailand—will close down for several months due to environmental concerns. Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion agrees with the ...
For the 10K short route, Kosuke Sato of Saipan breezed in at 00.51.40, while Chiharu Sato led the Women's Division in 00:59:32. With a special introductory rate of $5 for students and sponsorship support from the Marianas Tourism Education Council, the race also attracted a handful of students from ...
A few years back, he said the Marianas Visiting Authority provided funding to move the festival to June, but they did not see much participation from the community. “We didn't see much tourists, teachers were off and there was not a lot of student participants.” He said all the groups involved in the Flame ...
He said they are also requiring their visitors to take the Palau Pledge to act in an environmentally responsible way to ensure that Palau's most important economic sector, tourism, will also be their most sustainable. On Saipan, a local college student interviewed by this writer said there should be more ...
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 ...
Sponsorship through monetary and in-kind donations has been received from the Marianas Visitors Authority, IT&E, Marianas Pacific Incorporated and Tan Holdings Corporation. All donations received will shoulder major expenses such as event logistics, entertainment fees, and prize money for all ...
(MVA) — Influential YouTuber and top live streamer in Korea Daedoseogwan and Honorary Marianas Tourism Ambassador Jaehoon Lee were in the Marianas this month on a familiarization tour with Marianas Visitors Authority to promote the destination. Daedoseogwan, who has 1.7 million subscribers ...
Sponsorship through monetary and in-kind donations has been received from the Marianas Visitors Authority, IT&E, Marianas Pacific Inc. and TanHoldings Corp. All donations received will shoulder major expenses such as event logistics, entertainment fees, and prize money for all sports and community ...
Influential YouTuber and top live streamer in Korea Daedoseogwan and honorary Marianas tourism ambassador Jaehoon Lee were in the Marianas this month on a familiarization tour with Marianas Visitors Authority to promote the destination. Daedoseogwan, who has 1.7 million subscribers, and Lee ...
SENATOR Paul A. Manglona has asked Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres to veto a $13 million appropriation bill that does not include $500,000 for Rota tourism promotion. Introduced by Rep. BJ Attao, House Bill 20-102 appropriates $13 million in poker license fees to reimburse the Saipan and Northern ...
THE Chinese outbound tourism market has grown substantially around the globe. Here, residents of Saipan have become very familiar with Chinese tourists walking, driving and shopping around. I think it would be great if we can all learn more about this market, as it does have a strong presence in this ...