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Saipan will never be hit hard by a tsunami because of the deep Marianas Trench. The weather here in Portland is supposed to be really hot now but ...
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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 ...
HAGÅTÑA — Palau is preparing to reset its tourism, identifying the niche markets it seeks to tap to suit its projected new brand as a high-end destination. Under its five-year Tourism Strategic Plan, Palau is targeting eco-based, cultural, sports, and wedding and honeymoon markets. “In our current ...
They thought we NMDs were a danger to the Americans' plans of taking over the Marianas. Maybe we should prove ... And now, when their immigration laws are about to destroy our tourism industry, we're also all sitting here and acting like we deserve yet another poke in the eye. Are we finally going to ...
TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan's new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms, bring order to an unregulated market and offer more lodging options for foreign visitors ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the law is likely to stifle Airbnb Inc and ...
“The amount of $500,000, out of the total $13 million, is all that we were requesting for a Tourism Enhancement Program. This would have gone a long way in augmenting Marianas Visitors Authority's marketing efforts to promote Rota as a tourist destination,” he said, adding that Rota, despite being ...
Two tourism bodies in the Northern Marianas are lobbying for the passage of a bill that would extend the maximum lease terms for public land from 40 to 55 years. The Hotel Association and the Marianas Visitors Authority say the extension of leases would allow current tenants to invest in their properties ...
(MVA) — Presenting the public and diving fans with various tourism products above and below water, the Marianas Visitors Authority joined the 2018 Asian Dive Expo (ADEX) Singapore Ocean Week on April 6, 2018, at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The expo is the longest-running ...
​TAMUNING, Guam—A Guam senator has introduced a bill that seeks to provide internet access to the entire island. Sen. Dennis G. Rodriguez Jr., chairman of the Committee on Tourism in the Guam Legislature, introduced late Tuesday afternoon Bill 276-34 (LS), seeking out an operator to design a ...
KONQER chief experience officer Kaz Endo is looking to expand the race in other areas and a separate event in the CNMI's southern island of Rota could be the start. A possible second KONQER obstacle course race location in the CNMI is in line with the Marianas Visitors Authority's sports tourism ...
COTA operations manager Jose Santos spoke about the recent fixed route launch for the island of Saipan that services key areas within the Garapan tourism district, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, and the Northern Marianas College. CPA Deputy Executive Director Edward Mendiola and ...
OFFICERS and instructors of the Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Association are on island to teach local children about the traditional Japanese street dance, according to PDM Promoters Inc. president and Saipan Awaodori Team organizer Misako Kamata. While here, Norihiko Iwanami and Rencho Shimada ...
Having tourists participate in the race is made possible through the Marianas Visitors Authority. The MVA, as part of its sports tourism program, has included KONQER Saipan in its promotional package as tourists will be given the chance to experience the obstacle course race provided they bring their ...
Angel Demapan and its funding source is the Saipan casino's business gross revenue tax payments. ... Rota will get $350,000 for its tourism enhancement program; $150,000 for the renovation of Pinatang Park; $300,000 for the salaries of municipal employees; $250,000 for a Commonwealth Utilities ...
Remengesau said Palau is also trying to diversify its tourism market by looking for another airline from Japan. ... On Friday night, he met with the Palauan community on Saipan and discussed, among other things, the construction of an abai or traditional meeting house on Saipan as soon as the CNMI ...
JAPAN is one of the most successful democracies and economies in the world. It is also a popular destination dreamed of by many international travelers. We need to recognize that economic success does not automatically translate to tourism development success. From this perspective, Japan has ...
(MVA) — The Marianas Tourism Education Council or MTEC and the Marianas Visitors Authority took their message on tourism and hospitality industry to students of Tinian Jr./Sr. High School this month. MTEC chairwoman Vicky Benevente led the discussion with 8th and 10th graders about how the ...
... wrapped up his visit to the CNMI where he gave remarks and met with Micronesia's leaders at the 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum. Hosted this year by CNMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, the annual summit brought together the governors of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands; the presidents of Palau, ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority and Guam Visitors Bureau are working together to maintain reliable connectivity between Guam and the Marianas and have been in separate talks with United Airlines and Cape Air about the Rota-Guam and Rota-Saipan flights. In particular, talks are focusing on the ...
The Marianas Tourism Education Council and Marianas Visitors Authority took their message on tourism and hospitality industry to students of Tinian Jr./Sr. High School this month. MTEC chair Vicky Benevente led the discussion with 8th and 10th graders about how the industry works, how it benefits ...
Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) Northern Marianas U.S. Workforce Act last week, hope sprang eternal for the CNMI continuing its economic revival by ... We also hope that with the passage of this bill, we can revive our casino tourism industry and invite other types of business investment that will put us on a ...
Under Rota's $1.75 million appropriation, $350,000 is allocated for tourism enhancement programs to be appropriated by the Rota Legislative Delegation; $150,000 for the renovation of Rota's Pinatang Beach Park under the Marianas Visitors Authority's expenditure authority; $300,000 for municipal ...
The MVA also officially launched the Chinese version of the slogan “Paradise for Everyone” with eight travel themes for The Marianas: ocean, sports, food, culture, family, wedding & honeymoon, eco-tour and self-driving. Celebrities, VIPs, media, and bloggers who have visited Saipan, Tinian, or Rota ...
(MVA) — The Japan Saipan Travel Association conducted its semi-annual cleanup of Garapan on April 21, 2018, drawing 45 participants from 17 companies and collecting approximately 200 lbs. of trash. JSTA was joined by the Marianas Visitors Authority, a number of tourism industry companies, and ...
(MVA) — The 2018 Marianas Visitors Authority China Road Show came to its fifth and final stop in Guangzhou on Apr 24, 2018, reaching over 600 travel agencies and media with the latest Marianas destination updates and marketing plans.
USAPIs include the islands of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, and Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, and Pohnpei of the ... Cognizant that the a major Micronesian economic factor is its tourism and migration through exports and capital inflows, the MIF remains concerned as the ...
The tourism industry makes up about 72 percent of the CNMI's economy and May has been designated to celebrate it. According to Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion, May has been proclaimed Tourism Month and it is initially to recognize all the stakeholders of the tourism ...
JSTA was joined by the Marianas Visitors Authority, a number of tourism industry companies, and community members in picking up trash from American Memorial Park to the Carolinian Affairs Office along roadways and the beach in anticipation of more tourist arrivals during Japan's Golden Week ...
Our tourism strategies must focus on beautifying the environment and cleaning up our islands and to build new infrastructure that meets the need of our people and our tourists. A healthy environment attracts more tourists. It's common sense to have a healthy community that displays our ancestors' arts ...
The Guam tax bill was among the various concerns that the leaders discussed during the three-day 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum held on Saipan last ... The leaders said cancelation of the grant program would be devastating to their economies as tourism remains the largest economic sector in the ...
U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan on Wednesday said he will push for the passage of S.2325 or the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. ... Without the extension of the bar on claims of asylum that I got in 2014 the only way Chinese tourists would be coming to the Marianas would be with B ...
Delegate Gregorio Killili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) shared this with business leaders at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday at the ... ability of the Secretary of Labor to extend the CW program past 2019, it was a tough choice but I chose five more years of China and Russian tourism,” he said.
The company, which owns and operates Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan, ... We plan to look at a variety of opportunities to further our tourism and ...
Participants must register at the Marianas Visitors Authority office in San Jose by 4 p.m., Friday, May 4). The Taste of the Marianas is an annual ...
Remarks to the Saipan Chamber of Commerce on May 2, 2018. ... claims of asylum, which is what makes parole-based tourism from China possible, ...
THE 20th Taste of the Marianas will highlight the first ever J's Fried Chicken Eating Competition on May 19, Marianas Visitors Authority Managing ...
Without the extension of the bar on claims of asylum that I got in 2014 the only way Chinese tourists would be coming to the Marianas would be with B ...
Participants must register at the Marianas Visitors Authority office in San ... night) during May Tourism Month at American Memorial Park in Garapan.
Taste of the Marianas is the MVA's signature event for May Tourism Month and will be held from 5:30pm to 10pm each Saturday (closing at 11pm on ...
Taste of the Marianas is the MVA's signature event for May Tourism Month and will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. each Saturday (closing at 11 p.m. on the final night) at American Memorial Park. Participating food vendors will be Hyatt Regency Saipan, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Kanoa Resort Saipan, Pacific ...
They have met with the Marianas Visitors Authority, the Commonwealth Ports Authority, and other government agencies who have all offered their full support to Skymark. A more formal announcement will be made as soon as their evaluation process and official decision is complete,” Torres said.
In celebration of May Tourism Month, the Marianas Visitors Authority is inviting residents of the Marianas to show how much they love the islands by posting their favorite photos on Instagram. “We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and Instagram is a tremendous way to show off our home to ...
According to Marianas Visitors Authority executive director Christ Concepcion, MVA did everything they could to keep the route open but Delta's pullout soon became inevitable. Yesterday, while Delta staff boarded passengers of the final Saipan to Narita flight, a small farewell party was put together, with ...
TO operate a Rota flight service, United Airlines is proposing a partnership with the CNMI government. In a letter to Senate President Arnold Palacios, ...
Cape Air would continue servicing the Rota-Guam, Rota-Saipan, and Saipan-Guam routes for 23 more days until United itself takes over the daily ... to Rota will greatly impact the economic opportunity to grow as it will have devastating effect on tourism, medical referral transportation, employment, and ...
The local government is considering providing financial assistance due to the importance of the Guam-Saipan route for tourism, business, and medical ...
ALLOW me to say this: I think I just found the “cousin” of the Northern Marianas Islands — in the North Atlantic Ocean. YouTube recommended a travel ...
(MVA) — The 20th Annual Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival & Beer Garden returns on Saturday, May ... forms are available and must be submitted to the Marianas Visitors Authority office on Beach Rd. in San Jose.
In the CNMI we have all experienced tremendous setbacks and economic hardship as a result of some catastrophe that affects tourism, for example. So far, the leadership and officials at the Commonwealth Ports Authority are working to ensure that the divert project is sound, and contributes to the ...
Rules and registration forms are available and must be submitted to the Marianas Visitors Authority office on Beach Road in San Jose. The annual signature event of the MVA kicked off last Saturday, May 5, bigger, better, and with monster burritos at American Memorial Park. The weekly celebration ...
“We must be proactive, and this administration is also prioritizing that. We hope we could have more airlines and more tourists visiting our islands.” He added that Delta Air Lines' decision to pull out of Saipan is beyond the CNMI's control. “Issues like this, when Delta decided to change their portfolio, we ...
In the CNMI we have all experienced tremendous set-backs and economic hardship as a result of some catastrophe that affects tourism, for example. So far, the leadership and officials at CPA are working to ensure that the divert project is sound, and contributes to the development of Tinian, looking to ...
THE Marianas Visitors Authority is willing to provide more funding and help promote and market the NMI Museum to tourists, MVA board member Jerry Tan said. But he said the museum management should keep track of its daily visitors. Another MVA board member, Chris Nelson, said the museum ...
I AM expressing my views as a regular traveler in this letter. Often we are concerned with inbound tourism to the CNMI, but I do believe that the outbound travel flow also deserves attention. Saipan residents face a reality in terms of their daily mobility: our life is geographically constrained within a ...
In fiscal year 1997, the local tourism industry peaked with 727,000 visitors. Three fiscal years later, the number was down to 526,000, and would further decline to just over 338,000 in FY 2011. In the early 1990s, some predicted a population of 250,000 on Saipan in the early 21st century. It was off by ...
Joseph Deleon Guerrero (R-Saipan) as its chairman. ... A bill that widens the duties and responsibilities of the Marianas Visitors Authority now heads ...
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — The latest preliminary arrivals from Japan are in, and the forecast shows a lingering cloud over the Guam Visitors ...
Ridding the island of these eyesores is expected to increase Saipan's appeal to tourists as tourism remains the CNMI's main economic driver.
(MVA) — The 20th Annual Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival ... In a sneak peak of Saturday's main event, Masubuchi will visit J's ...
The 20th Annual Taste of the Marianas International Food Festival & Beer ... It's Tourism Month, and this is a great example of how a healthy tourism ...
The Saipan Mayor's Office is looking at boosting Japanese tourism in the Commonwealth through the creation of sisterhood city agreements.
As projected, total visitor arrivals to the Marianas for the fiscal year are holding steady compared to the same period last year at 365,536 visitors, less ...
In April, events like the United Airlines Guam Marathon, Smokin' Wheels Weekend, Marianas Open and the AKB48 Fan Tour helped overall arrivals.
(Press Release) — A major international tourism firm has set its sights on the growing CNMI tourism marketplace. Beijing-based UTour Group ...
We had a healthy economy from the combined apparel and tourism industries in addition to healthy Nippon investments. Perhaps we boasted a bit ...
A major international tourism firm has set its sights on the growing CNMI ... I believe that investments into a destination like Saipan and the rest of the ...
With nearly 300,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors, Guam's delegation teamed up with Marianas Visitors Authority and the Palau Visitors Authority, ...
The Guam delegation teamed up with the Marianas Visitors Authority and the Palau Visitors Authority under a Micronesia Pavilion at the expo, the ...
He also recognized and thanked the Marianas Visitors Authority, the Commonwealth Ports Authority, and various community partners for their ...
SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang on Friday said he is considering ... These sister-city agreements will not only help revive the Japanese tourism ...
TOURISM has been the CNMI's strongest source of economical development. It has always been our island's main priority for economical growth as ...
These islands which we call home are a host to many beautiful landmarks, which bring many tourists from around the globe. Although it is true that ...
Cannabis tourism is the future of tourism in America. Marijuana jobs growth to average 21 percent a year through 2022. Federal prosecutors won't ...
As a citizen of Saipan, I do not want to see more tourists and locals die. This issue can lower the tourism rate on Saipan, which would threaten the ...
This marks a monumental breakthrough for the Japan tourism market for ... The Marianas Visitors Authority offers our full support to Skymark Airlines.
Sun Sen was sentenced Friday to one year and one day imprisonment in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. CNMI Chief Judge ...
Northern Mariana Islands Chief Judge Ramona Manglona sentenced Sen Sun in an illegal birth tourism scheme on Saipan to one year and one day ...
CNMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona sentenced Sen Sun for his role in operating an illegal birth-Tourism business on Saipan. Mr. Sun illegally ...
Tourism in Saipan and the CNMI is the biggest source of income we have. It is what keeps our economy running and growing. We should realize that ...
He oversaw the largest number of visitor arrivals to our islands and the peak ... In a statement, Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang described Tenorio as a ...
... illegal aliens, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1324(a)(1), for his role in operating an illegal birth-tourism business on Saipan.
... as our very own Northern Marianas Trades Institute. Whether they want to be a chef, a construction worker, or work in the tourism industry, NMTI has ...
TINIAN — The president of the Northern Marianas Descent Corp. said they deserve to be heard, and they want to be part of the development that ...
I WANT to talk about a recent issue concerning the environment of Saipan. ... Additionally, the main reason many tourists visit our island is to see our ...
Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion talked ... Olopai said the absence of Carolinian culture in hotels and other tourist ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority supports legislation that would extend public land leases to 55 years in order to encourage hotels to improve their ...
Ralph DLG Torres hopes to see the first direct flight from Tokyo to Saipan this ... According to Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris ...
Tourists take turns in having their photos taken at the Saipan signage located at the side of the road that's going to Bird Island and Grotto in Marpi.
Governor Ralph Torres says an agreement between Skymark and Saipan marks a monumental breakthrough for the Japan tourism market. The CNMI ...
A TRAVEL firm from China, U-Tour Group, and local tour agency Top ... Marianas Visitors Authority Board Chairwoman Gloria Cavanagh expressed ...
Inspired by the recent improvements at Kalabera Cave, Mayor San Nicolas presented his idea to the Marianas Visitors Authority board in 2016 to ...
1 on Korean music charts in April, visited the Marianas this month to shoot a ... for the support they received from the MVA and our tourism partners.
Inspired by the recent improvements at Kalabera Cave, San Nicolas presented his idea to the Marianas Visitors Authority board in 2016 to begin a ...
Japan's Skymark Airlines to go international with Saipan ops ... This marks a monumental breakthrough for the Japan tourism market for several ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority is keeping its fingers crossed that Cape Air would continue its service in the CNMI, as it has been promoting the island ...
He said these workers admitted that they came to the CNMI as tourists under ... The company arranged for Li to come to Saipan as a tourist on a tour ...
$31K seized from birth tourism defendant forfeited ... business that offered trip packages to pregnant Chinese women seeking to give birth on Saipan.
TRIPLE J Saipan, Inc. are proud sponsors of the 2018 Micronesia Area ... The group of company will provide the local and visiting athletes, their ...
Lansangan said Li entered Saipan as a tourist under the CNMI-only conditional parole program on March 18, 2018 and was authorized to remain in ...
We are all deeply saddened by the passing of a revered and illustrious leader and son of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, ...
In related news, Korean Cultural Center on Saipan president Hong-Kyun ... adding that their cultural center aims to help the island's tourism industry.
Governor Tenorio spearheaded the efforts to develop the private sector economy by promoting the tourism and garment manufacturing industries in ...
Reflecting on the first half of the trip, Palu Ali said, “I was really excited because this is my first time sailing from Guam to Saipan and I really wanted to ...
However, the Senate amended the bill so that it would instead fund the construction of a new office building for the mayor of Saipan, the design and ...
24, 2016, that his purpose for entering the CNMI was for “tourism. ... illegal construction workers, most of them Chinese, in many areas on Saipan.
Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Chris Concepcion issued the following statement: “We are sad to see Cape Air leave the CNMI at a time ...
(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority jointly hosted the first ever Micronesian Pavilion at Taipei Tourism Expo 2018 on May 4-7, 2018. This year ...
One of two overstaying tourists who were arrested by U.S. Immigration and ... In fact, Niu and Li intended to find work and live on Saipan under the ...
Patio tops tourism graphic arts design contest ... place in the 2018 Tourism Month Graphic Arts Design Contest titled “See My Marianas,” jointly held by ...
10th grader tops tourism graphic arts design contest ... place in the 2018 Tourism Month Graphic Arts Design Contest titled “See My Marianas,” jointly ...
On many islands across the Pacific, tourism is the life blood of the economy. ... BC Cook, PhD lived on Saipan and has taught history for 20 years.
The two, who entered the CNMI as tourists, worked illegally in construction ... Niu and Li, in fact, intended to find work and live on Saipan under the ...
Lin said the Saipan Garden Resort is just one of several projects that their ... The whole idea of why we came here is the opportunity of tourism. This is ...
The driving problems we are having with tourists on Saipan is only going to grow with the growth of our tourism industry. I want to thank Chris and the ...
Li was one of the two overstaying tourists arrested last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for working illegally in construction without ...
A Northern Mariana Islands senator has introduced a bill to prevent financial fraud ... Palacios states in the bill that threat of financial fraud in Saipan has increased ... Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen In an era when tourism ...
TWENTY students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong visited Saipan and met local lawmakers on Monday to discuss governance and other ...
ONE of the biggest challenges in implementing the tour-guide-certification program of the Marianas Visitors Authority is enforcement, MVA ...
An overstaying tourist who was recently arrested for illegally working as a construction worker on Saipan pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday ...
To wrap up Tourism Month, the Marianas Tourism Education Council, in conjunction with the Marianas Visitors Authority, recently named the five ...
As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit, the Marianas Visitors Authority has installed safety signs at four key ...
SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang is hoping that the U.S. Senate will act on ... is “great for the CNMI,” especially for the islands' only industry, tourism.
McDONALD'S Saipan on Wednesday donated $3,000 for the improvement of the NMI ... “All of us must help preserve our culture and promote tourism.
Actually, it was the beginning of the tourism industry here. This typically depicts how ... How timely the call, “Wake up, Marianas!” Sacrifice: Many of the ...
Ivan A. Blanco (R-Saipan), hosted the public hearing on Tuesday evening to obtain ... Most of those whom Saipan Tribune talked to at the public hearing ... “We need a Plan B. We cannot just depend on one industry [tourism],” said ...
(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority, Brighten Travel, and other tourism partners hosted two celebrity Instagram travel bloggers on a ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority, Brighten Travel, and other tourism partners hosted two celebrity Instagram travel bloggers on a familiarization tour on ...
He's laying the groundwork for a Saipan-based fishing co-op. ... an impetus for ocean conservation: “Fisherman are important for tourism and they can ... The Mariana Islands Fishing & Seafood Festival will offer Saipan families the ...
(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority joined tourism partners Brighten Travel (formerly Dynasty Holidays), Century Tours, and Top Development ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority joined tourism partners Brighten Travel (formerly Dynasty Holidays), Century Tours, and Top Development Inc. at the ...
Canadian hospital sues birth tourist mom for unpaid million-dollar bill .... in a “large and lucrative underground birth-tourism operation,” on Saipan, the ...
Words cannot express how thankful we are for Imperial Pacific International (Best Sunshine) strong commitment in making Saipan the best tourism ...
THE Marianas Visitors Authority board on Friday last week authorized MVA management to enter into a joint-promotion agreement with Skymark ...
(MVA) — As projected, total visitor arrivals to the Marianas for the fiscal year are holding steady compared to the same period last year at 411,619 ...
... offer fantastic marketing opportunities for the CNMI's Tourism Industry. ... for Sugar Dock becoming a Local and Tourist destination on Saipan!
PAGAN—I just came from an eight-day trip to the Northern Islands, ... When I shared some with a couple of high school students on Saipan: “Here, ...
Words cannot express how thankful we are for Imperial Pacific International's strong commitment in making Saipan the best tourism inland in the ...
Total visitor arrivals to the Marianas for the fiscal year are holding steady compared to the same period last year at 411,619 visitors, less than 4 percent ...
At the Rotary Club of Saipan meeting on Tuesday at Giovanni's Restaurant at ... The mayor's office wants to turn the Northern Islands into eco-tourism ...
“The reason why the people of the Northern Islands is on Saipan is ... On Pagan, we see tourism as it can facilitate activities like diving, hunting, and ...
Ridding the island of these eyesores is expected to increase Saipan's appeal to tourists as tourism remains the CNMI's main economic driver.
GOVERNOR Ralph Torres has appointed a Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. official to represent Tinian on the Marianas Visitors Authority board of ...
(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority has completed its independent audit report for fiscal year 2017, receiving an unqualified opinion with no ...
(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority joined Beijing's top annual travel show on June 15-17, 2018, to promote the Marianas. In cooperation with ...
In cooperation with Century Tours, the MVA promoted the Marianas to worldwide travel trade representatives, media representatives, and members of ...
The number of Chinese visitors to the CNMI grew from 29,528 in 2009 to ... The report stated that as “Chinese investment and tourism in the territory appear ... with Joint Region Marianas, but also Pacific Command and the Pentagon.
The Marianas Visitors Authority has completed its independent audit report for fiscal year 2017, receiving an unqualified opinion with no reportable ...
IN much of Saipan, foreign influence blots out local culture. Garapan's Hard Rock Café would fit seamlessly into any tourist town on the U.S. mainland.
Marianas Ocean Tourism ambassador Yorko Summer is turning eyes to the underwater wonders of Rota, leading a media FAM(iliarization) tour ...
He said United Airlines' decision to add more flights to Saipan is good for the ... but they cannot get a flight to Saipan because it is always fully booked. ... people, patients and visitors can have the necessary air-passenger service.” ...
The goal is to develop local capacity in the tourism industry growing by an ... Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The outside world is often dismissive of Saipan's pipsqueak status, but it ... of course, tourism, has a lot of written materials flowing across languages. ... This is second nature in Saipan, where budgets are usually very tight and there's ...
Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion congratulated Kensington and E-Land for their second year anniversary. “This is the ...
TWO tourism officials commended E-Land Group's Kensington Hotel Saipan and for its important contributions to the tourism industry in the CNMI over ...
Department of Commerce – $35,000 to install visitor site markers, ... the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
“This facility will definitely do wonders for our sports tourism portfolio. ... the Marianas as sports haven for teams and athletes,” said Marianas Visitors ...
In an email to Saipan Tribune, House Resolution 5956 only yesterday entered the signing ... The CNMI economy revolves around the tourism industry.
According to Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Chris Concepcion, Jin Air, Asiana Airlines, and Jeju Air will provide Japan chartered flights ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority and the Commonwealth Ports Authority ... adding that Japan will always remain a pillar of the CNMI tourism industry.
Kaipat, who was appointed by Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres to be a member of the Marianas Visitors Authority board, said she will work with its members ...
Alternative: We've stayed the course embracing whatever hits the sands of these isles in tourism. Fortunately, visitors from Japan, China, and other ...
Asiana Airlines has donated a roundtrip ticket to anywhere the airlines flies except the U.S., while Saipan Travel Inc. has donated a first class round ...
The first Saipan-based Korean airline to provide daily charter flights to and from ... According to a previous interview with Marianas Visitors Authority ...
Marianas wins Best Eagle Ray Watching Spot Award ... show, including two presentations by Marianas Ocean Tourism Ambassador Yorko Summer, ...
“The Marianas Visitors Authority is pleased to again be working with the Rota Mayor's Office to welcome fishermen for our cliff fishing derby later this ...
MARIANAS Visitors Authority board chairwoman Gloria Cavanagh said they support the Northern Marianas Business Alliance Corp.'s proposal for a ...
The Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 is currently at the possession of ... The CNMI economy revolves around the tourism industry.
The Marianas Visitors Authority joins the 2018 Diving & Resort Travel Taiwan show on June 22-24, 2018, in Taipei, Taiwan. The show is one of the ...
From the 90 same sex couples that received marriage licenses from the Saipan Mayor's Office, 61 were female couples and 29 were male couples ...
A TRAFFIC violation at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport led to the arrest of an overstaying Chinese tourist. The federal government ...
TAMUNING, Guam—In response to an increase in demand for travel between Japan and Guam, United Airlines is restoring four weekly flights ...
Man promised work at casino construction site entered CNMI as tourist ... The Saipan man allegedly promised Huang that he will find him a job on ...
There is never a day on Saipan that we don't see colorful convertible Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros on the road driven by tourists. Choices come ...
While Chinese tourists still continue to lead traveller numbers to the CNMI to tie the knot, Saipan Mayor David Apatang said other ethnicities such as ...
... Local Alike, Thailand; Marianas Visitors Authority; Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Macao; PEAK DMC, India; and Tourism Authority of Thailand.
MARIANAS Visitors Authority Managing Director Chris Concepcion expressed his appreciation to the Senate for confirming the re-appointment of ...
“Something like that could be marketed for tourism.” Camacho said technology could create many opportunities for Saipan. “We need to assess our ...
Tourist hurt in hit-and-run” Saipan Tribune, 12 June 2018). Whether it was an accident or not, this action badly affects our island community.
Joseph Leepan T. Guerrero (R-Saipan) said careful planning should be done in order not to ruin the unspoiled beauty of tourist spots in the Marpi area ...
According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, on March 6, 2017, Huang entered the U.S. at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport.
SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang on Thursday told child models from China that the island is one of the best tourism destinations in the Pacific.
But the economy came back to life only recently because of the significant growth in a new tourism market, China, and the entry of a Saipan casino ...
As projected by the Marianas Visitors Authority, total visitor arrivals to The Marianas for the fiscal year are showing a dip compared to the same period ...
Chris Concepcion, managing director of the Marianas Visitors Authority, one of the major sponsors of the Liberation festivities, said the key is “advance ...
Saipan mayor: Japanese investor eyes casino operation on Rota ... and student-exchange programs can help revive the Japanese tourism market.
“The START program certification has been highly sought after with a large percentage of participants working within our tourism industry. This training ...
(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority's “Official Marianas Guide” tour guide certification program has been awarded the 2018 PATA Gold Award, ...
The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands reported an ... rates, due largely to a dip in visitor arrivals,” said HANMI chair Gloria Cavanagh.
According to the Marianas Visitors authority, arrivals from Japan in June, ... The Japan consul pointed out that the Northern Marianas' historical ties ...
The Marianas Visitors Authority's tour guide certification program has been awarded the 2018 PATA Gold Award, as announced on July 18, 2018, ...
Last week a tourism operator in Palau told its congress it had stopped flights from China after Beijing imposed a ban on its tourism agencies visiting ...
In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a Japanese ... between Saipan and several cities in Japan that could help to boost tourism and ...
Sablan, in a statement to Saipan Tribune last July 11, 2018, clarified that it was only then ... The CNMI economy revolves around the tourism industry.
MVA is tasked with the responsibility to market the Northern Mariana Islands to the tourism industry as a tourist destination to countries around the ...
In fact, on the day of my visit, Manglona was sharing this knowledge with family members visiting Saipan from the mainland. He brought us to the ...
Batallones told Saipan Tribune the law would allow him to keep his ... it is the support services in the CNMI's tourism industry that would greatly feel ...
A report in the Marianas Variety newspaper has indicated that Saipan could ... Yusho Oki of Japan-based Paraisu Corp., apparently met with Saipan ... is to boost tourism while highlighting cultural and student exchange programs.
According to the February 2000 Economic Report of the CNMI by the Government Accountability Office, the garment and tourism industries played a ...
What Imperial Pacific hasn't proven very good at is collecting debts from its players and completing its casino hotel in Garapan, Saipan's tourist and ...
In 2009, the Hotel Association of the Northern Marianas Island looked to the China market to recover its tourism market, and that became the ...
Babauta said their biggest concern is the financial viability of the Saipan casino industry. ... I've always said that one quality tourist is equivalent to 10.
THE Marianas Visitors Authority on Wednesday welcomed tourists from Japan who arrived here on Jin Air's first Tokyo-Narita-Saipan charter flight.
Former governor Juan N. Babauta said that people want to see a more transparent government and that people want to have a government that is ...
Aside from the Northern Marianas College Tournament of Champions, ... which include the Governor's Tourism Cup on September 1 and the Joeten ...
The Democratic Party of the Northern Mariana Islands has endorsed Propst and Sablan, though both are running as independent candidates for ...
“[Torres] is putting every effort with the Marianas Visitors Authority, the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands, and those in the industry to ...
(Press Release) — In its third year of hosting, the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA), joins the Marianas Tourism Education Council (MTEC) and My ...
Marianas Visitors Authority joins the Marianas Tourism Education Council and My WAVE Clubs as the beneficiaries for the upcoming Governor's ...
It instantly derails tourism, whether we like it or not. ... John DelRosario Jr. is a former publisher of the Saipan Tribune and a former secretary of the ...
THE Marianas Visitors Authority believes that tourism development in the CNMI should be sustainable. “Our plea is for controlled growth, which has ...
As projected by the Marianas Visitors Authority, total visitor arrivals to the Marianas for the fiscal year are continuing to show a slight dip compared to ...
The same could be said for the upcoming Governor's Tourism Cup Golf Tournament whose beneficiaries are the Marianas Tourism Education Council ...