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North Korea Kim Jong Un gift to Guam: Tourism!


The president of the United States Donald Trump became a tourism ambassador for the U.S. Island territory Guam today when he predicted the publicity Guam received in regards to the current tough talk between him and Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea and him will increase tourism to Guam ten fold.  He told Guam Governor Eddie Bazo Calbo, the governor is becoming very famous with the unexpected publicity the territory gets in the world media.

Those reading the news will see the beautiful beaches, they will see pictures of the Guam majestic skyline, they will see tourists enjoying the ocean, the restaurants, and the nightlife.

Tourism is normal and actually booming in Guam. There is no indication of cancellations at this time.

Pilar Laguana, a leader in the Guam tourism board and PATA confirmed to eTurboNews last night the atmosphere is relaxed, tourists are enjoying their stay, including a record number of South Korean Visitors. She said: “Of course we are watching the situation, but first we’re taking care of our visitors in Guam right now.”

Guam became the center of world media attention overnight- and it shows. Tourism experts confirm it will benefit the island for a long time. The real threat is very minimal, but this publicity is a fantastic opportunity to put this destination on the map and not only talk about the island’s military strength, but the beauty of this ocean island paradise, excellent connectivity to Asia, Australia and North America – and the economic possibilities the travel and tourism industry enjoys in this remote part of the United States. Guam is known for the place where America starts its day due to the date line time change to Hawaii and the rest of the country.

Monte Mesa, who is vice-chairman of the Guam Visitors Bureau, said he found comfort in the Mass at Blessed Diego de San Vitores Catholic Church in Tumon, Guam. “That God is in control of what is happening and if we have faith and believe in God all this rhetoric and war possibility here on Guam will be taken care of by God,” he said after the crowded Mass.

The church is a major influence on the devout island where 85 percent of the population is Catholic. The church is grappling with numerous lawsuits alleging sex abuse in a growing scandal that has rocked the tiny island where Catholicism is deeply woven into the Spanish-influenced culture of about 160,000 people.


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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.