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Record Korea arrivals highlight July in Guam

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The Guam Visitors Bureau Research Department confirmed that more than 114,956 visitors enjoyed its beautiful island in July 2015.

The Guam Visitors Bureau Research Department confirmed that more than 114,956 visitors enjoyed its beautiful island in July 2015. This last month ranked second in the history of tourism for Korea arrivals, totaling 35,395 visitors. The top month for Korea arrivals still belongs to January 2015, with an arrivals count of 38,845. More direct flights through Air Busan, as well as T’Way Air’s upcoming service to Guam in October, will help boost arrivals in Guam’s second largest market.

Guam welcomed 114,956 visitors in July 2015, a 4.7% increase when compared to the previous year. Total Fiscal Year-to-Date arrivals are also up 1.9% and Calendar Year-to-Date arrivals have increased by 2.4%.

Although Japan arrivals displayed a slight decline, Korea arrivals showed an increase of 34%. The People’s Republic of China also grew by 26.4%. Meanwhile, growth and diversification is also present in other visitor markets. Palau rose 20.3% and Thailand increased by 392.9%. Additional markets that also grew include Canada by 23.4%, Hawaii by 9.9% and the U.S. mainland by 5.2%.