Guam: Russian visitors stay longer, spend more

HAGATNA, Guam - Guam tourism officials say Russian tourists spend more and stay longer when visiting the unincorporated U.S. territory.

Guam: Russian visitors stay longer, spend more

HAGATNA, Guam – Guam tourism officials say Russian tourists spend more and stay longer when visiting the unincorporated U.S. territory.

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The Pacific Daily News reported Monday that the Guam Visitors Bureau found tourists from Russia reported different habits in exit interview surveys compared with tourists from other places.

The agency says tourists from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong typically stay about three or four days. But Russian travellers stay more than 13 days on average.

General Manager Karl Pangelinan of the Guam Visitors Bureau says Russian tourists want to take full advantage of long holiday periods and get away from harsh winters.

The agency says Russian tourists typically spend about $2,000 each on airfare and hotel costs, then nearly $1,600 per day on transportation, meals, gifts and other expenses.

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