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After President Donald Trump Put Them on the Map, Guam Looks to Capitalize on Tourism Growth

After President Donald Trump Put Them on the Map, Guam Looks to Capitalize on Tourism Growth

Guam Visitors Bureau + Skift

When it comes to generating headlines, President Donald Trump is an expert. The challenge for destination marketers is how to best harness the tweeter-in-chief’s invective to build brand awareness and drive bookings. That’s a tricky task in today’s fast-moving global news cycle.

3 months ago

Korean Investors Target Guam as Tourism Growth Continues

Korean Investors Target Guam as Tourism Growth Continues

Kyungji Cho, Bloomberg

Korean investors are getting in on an advantageous financial environment in Guam to help develop the island's infrastructure and tourism capabilities. Strike while the iron is hot, just not nuclear hot.

10 months ago

Guam Tourism Going Strong Despite Being in North Korea Crosshairs

Guam Tourism Going Strong Despite Being in North Korea Crosshairs

Grace Garces Bordallo and Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press

Despite the rhetoric from North Korea and the United States, the situation on the ground, including tourism to Guam, remains basically unchanged.

2 years ago

Guam Wants to Be Asia-Pacific’s Next Meetings and Incentive Travel Hub

Guam Wants to Be Asia-Pacific’s Next Meetings and Incentive Travel Hub

Greg Oates, Skift

Guam presents an interesting option for Asia-Pacific conferences because it's a tropical island with mature tourism infrastructure and decent airlift, but there's a lot of work to do to show American meeting planners and attendees that the long flight is worth it. It's easy to say you want to be Hawaii, and another to actually be it.

3 years ago

Guam Debates Targeting Big-Spending But Fewer Tourists

Guam Debates Targeting Big-Spending But Fewer Tourists

Gaynor Dumat-ol Daleno , Associated Press

There are no easy answers in finding the right mix between tourism and the quality of life of locals but at least Guam is having the debate and not opting for knee-jerk hotel development.

4 years ago

Tourism Board Cleans Beach and Fixes Roads to Make Reality Match Marketing

Tourism Board Cleans Beach and Fixes Roads to Make Reality Match Marketing

Doug Lansky, Skift

Guam's approach is a mix of meeting visitors' expectations as well as improving quality of life for residents.

5 years ago

Chinese Tourists Are Turning U.S. Territory Guam Into the Fastest Growing Destination

Chinese Tourists Are Turning U.S. Territory Guam Into the Fastest Growing Destination

Heather Timmons, Quartz

Guam was liberated from the Japanese in 1941, a history that does not go unnoticed by Chinese tourists as China is currently jousting with Japan over ownership of islands in the South China Sea.

6 years ago

U.S. Visa Waiver Doubles Number of Russian Tourists to Guam in 2013

U.S. Visa Waiver Doubles Number of Russian Tourists to Guam in 2013

Associated Press

This is great example of how relaxing visa rules are changing the travel landscape. Russian tourists are now Guam's longest-staying and highest-spending tourists providing an unexpected boom to the island's economy.

6 years ago

Guam on track for another year of record tourism and economic growth

Guam on track for another year of record tourism and economic growth

Alan Yonan Jr., The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Guam belongs to a set of island that rely on tourism as a primary export, a precarious situation as outside factors influence tourism and quickly sway the islands' small economies.

6 years ago

U.S. territory in the Pacific successfully targets gun-loving Japanese tourists

U.S. territory in the Pacific successfully targets gun-loving Japanese tourists

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press

Even though the Japanese have fun with guns, they don't see the benefit of owning them. Perhaps that's because they compare murder statistics with the U.S.: Guns were used in only 7 murders in Japan in 2011. In the U.S. there were over 11,000.

7 years ago

Guam visitors test hotel capacity: The island welcomed a record 1.3 million tourists in 2012

Guam visitors test hotel capacity: The island welcomed a record 1.3 million tourists in 2012

Associated Press

The island faces the same challenges as several other South Pacific islands: Tourism represents a primary source of income, but the destination’s fragile infrastructure and underdeveloped hotel sector won’t hold up under a visitor boom.

7 years ago