TUMON, Guam – Guam was voted “Most Romantic Tour” at the 2014 Hong Kong International Travel Expo (ITE). The widely acclaimed “New Travel Routings Contest,” now in its 7th year, was co-organized by ITE and U Magazine, Hong Kong’s leading travel magazine. Representatives from Guam Visitors Bureau accepted the award at a presentation ceremony held on June 16, 2014 at the 26th Hong Kong International Travel Expo.
This is the second consecutive year the tropical resort island has been voted “Most Romantic Tour” by the public. Guam’s reputation as a premier wedding and honeymoon destination has grown steadily in the Asia-Pacific region with thousands of couples traveling to Guam every year to exchange vows. Dotted with oceanside chapels, Guam offers a wide variety of wedding packages that can be tailored to suit any budget and level of luxury. Guam’s close proximity to Asia is also a major draw—Guam is easily accessible with regular direct flight service and flights only 3 to 4 hours long.
In 2013, visitor arrivals to Guam topped 1.33 million and roughly 4.5% were wedding and honeymoon travelers. The island’s natural beauty provides a backdrop for romance and there are many activities for a newlywed couple to enjoy during their stay. The island’s hotels, resorts, restaurants and entertainment facilities are perfect venues to share this special occasion with family and friends.
U Magazine has been guiding travel enthusiasts through the world by identifying innovative travel routes. Twelve new international travel routes were presented in three successive issues of U Magazine, ranging from Southeast Asia to the Middle East and onwards to Europe.