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Guam Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. It's distinguished by tropical beaches, Chamorro villages and ancient latte-stone pillars. Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, whose sites include Asan Beach, a former battlefield. The island’s Spanish colonial heritage is evident in Fort Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, atop a bluff in Umatac.

Guam Tourism: What is next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 13, 2020 23:31

Just a year ago travel and tourism was booming in the US Territory in the Western Pacific Ocean. Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) officials on Thursday expressed more optimism about the ... Read More

GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 9, 2020 08:53

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez will remain as GVB President and CEO, while Dr. Gerry Perez will continue serving as GVB Vice ... Read More

Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020 04:28

Prioritizing the safety of island residents and travelers, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that the reopening of travel on July 1, 2020 into Guam for the countries of ... Read More

Tourism industry’s new campaign promotes Guam as a safe destination for visitor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 24, 2020 06:35

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has launched a new online campaign designed to reassure incoming visitors that Guam is a safe and healthy destination. The campaign aims to showcase the ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Meets New Consular General Kobayashi of Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 19, 2020 07:34

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) met with the new Consular General of Japan Toshiaki Kobayashi on June 17, 2020, to reaffirm the long-standing economic relationship between Guam and Japan since ... Read More

Dusit adds beach hotel and shopping Center in Guam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2020 07:39

Dusit International has expanded its management agreement with Tanota Partners, a Guam real estate investment and property development company, to operate the deluxe Dusit Beach Resort Guam and adjoining luxury ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau has a new incredible President and CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2020 04:47

The new person in charge of Guam Tourism is  In the US Territory Guam former Governor Carl Guitierrez. Guitierrez was appointed as the interim president and CEO of the Guam ... Read More

New era begins for Guam Visitors Bureau: Pilar Laguaña retires after 40 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2020 08:15

A travel and tourism celebrity is retiring after 40 years of service in the travel and tourism industry in the US territory Guam. President & CEO Pilar Laguaña will retire ... Read More

Guam asks the world to Give Us A Moment in new awareness campaign

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2020 08:31

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has launched a new awareness campaign that extends Guam’s Håfa Adai spirit to the world while encouraging everyone, including the island community and visitors in ... Read More

February arrivals to Guam decline as Guam Tourism mitigates coronavirus impact

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2020 07:35

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has released the preliminary visitor arrival reports for the first two months of 2020. January arrivals finished strong with 157,479 visitors (+6.8%) welcomed to Guam. ... Read More

USA officially declared 2020 New Year 14 hours before Washington DC: Biba Anu Nuebu

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2019 20:24

The United States officially stepped into the new decade 14 hours before Washington DC did. Happy New Year! Biba Anu Nuebu! When Guam was counting down the New Year 2020 ... Read More

Guam Request for Proposal: Tourism Destination Marketing Representation Services in Southeast Asia

editor editor- December 23, 2019 20:07

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), a public, non-stock, non-profit membership corporation, has issued a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) soliciting proposals from established marketing companies to act as GVB’s TOURISM DESTINATION MARKETING ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau teams up with local artist for ongoing mural series

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 25, 2019 05:15

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce the non-profit membership corporation is working with local artist Lee Hiura San Nicolas to produce a series of murals around the ... Read More

Guam and Karatsu friendship strengthened in Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 12, 2019 07:21

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) helped to strengthen friendship ties with the small Japanese coastal city of Karatsu from November 2-4, 2019. Led by GVB Japan Marketing Committee Chairman Satoru ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau: Over 200 offers available in eighth year of Shop Guam e-Festival

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019 22:12

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce that 142 local businesses are taking part in the eighth annual Shop Guam e-festival, providing 208 special offers to island residents ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau seeks tourism destination marketing representation in Philippines

editor editor- October 7, 2019 21:58

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), a public, non-stock, non-profit membership corporation, has issued a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) soliciting proposals from established marketing companies to act as GVB’s TOURISM DESTINATION MARKETING ... Read More

South Pacific Cruise Alliance welcomes Guam

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 22, 2019 18:45

The South Pacific Cruise Alliance is pleased to announce the Micronesian US Territory of Guam has joined the organization. “Guam becomes our ninth member and our second new member to ... Read More

2.99 million Japanese tourists will travel overseas this summer: Guam, Saipan and Hawaii popular

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 5, 2019 07:02

According to a report in the Japan Times the number of people who will travel overseas from Japan during this year’s summer holiday period is estimated at 2.99 million, the ... Read More

Guam achieves best tourism month numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 21, 2019 07:38

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Research Department confirmed that visitor arrivals for May 2019 have broken a 22-year-old record to become the top May in Guam’s tourism history. The island ... Read More

AVIAREPS Japan Ltd selected as Guam Tourism Board Japan Marketing Representative

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 20, 2019 07:28

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced the appointment of AVIAREPS Japan Ltd to provide tourism destination marketing representation services in Japan led by GVB Country Manager Hiroshi Kaneko. On ... Read More

Celebrating PRIDE month: Guam’s first woman Governor signs first PRIDE Pledge

editor editor- June 10, 2019 22:07

In an historic first in the nation, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration of Guam signed a PRIDE Pledge, along with its cabinet members, pledging to support and maintain safe workplaces and ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... Read More

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:56

Many tourists visiting Hawaii from June 10-21 do not know, that the biggest arts and the cultureal festival is hosted in the U.S. State bringing all nations of the Pacific ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:39

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson ... Read More

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:28

Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:22

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, the youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during IGLTA’s 36th Annual Global Convention ... Read More

Strong interest in Guam grows at travel fair in Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2019 08:43

Guam continues to generate strong interest in Malaysia and was one of the newer and popular destinations featured at the country’s top consumer travel fair. The Malaysian Association of Tour ... Read More

CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 5, 2019 20:58

Pilar Laguana, an international tourism veteran, is now in charge of the Guam Visitors Bureau. She thinks out of the box, she has a global mindset, and she is a ... Read More

Typhoon Wutip: What tourists should expect in Guam and Northern Mariana Islands?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 22, 2019 17:39

Typhoon Wutip is headings towards the Pacific U.S. territory Guam as a category 2 typhoon. As of Saturday 2 am local time the storm was about 230 miles south of ... Read More

Guam achieves best Calendar Year with 1.55M visitors welcomed in 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 07:52

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is proud to announce that Guam welcomed 1.55 million visitors in 2018, the best Calendar Year in the island’s history. December 2018 finished off the ... Read More

Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 21:45

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement ... Read More

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 05:36

This past month marked the end of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter’s directorship for 2017 – 2018. For the past four years (two-year consecutive terms), Pilar Laguaña ... Read More

GVB visitor center renamed to honor Mr. Guam Tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 20, 2018 07:13

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has proudly renamed its visitor center to honor one of Guam’s pioneers in the tourism industry. The Norbert “Bert” R. Unpingco Visitor Center was unveiled ... Read More

Air Partner delivering humanitarian aid

editor editor- December 19, 2018 02:21

Air Partner delivers relief goods and humanitarian aid to those in need throughout the year. Read More

Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2018 19:59

A strong 7.5 earthquake occurred Wednesday night 185 miles South of Loyalty Islands. Local authorities in Vanuatu issued a local tsunami warning, but according to USGS in Hawaii no warning ... Read More