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Luxury Cruising: Silversea celebrates silver jubilee

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:44

Silversea Cruises serves 25 years as a luxury cruise line. Silversea has unlocked the authentic beauty of the world for almost half a million guests on approximately 4,100 voyages. Silversea's ... 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

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

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

Flying to Hawaii unsafe on a B737-800? Boeing declines to comment

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019 00:58

Is it safe flying a Southwest Airline B737-800 aircraft from North America to Hawaii? This is a question many experts are asking these days. A Boeing spokesperson responded: "We are ... 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

Guam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in Toronto

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2018 07:13

On May 8th 2018, the Guam Visitors Bureau attended the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Annual Global Convention, the largest expo in LGBT tourism in the world. The ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2017 16:46

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck State of Yap in Federated States of Micronesia today. According to the reports, there was no tsunami threat. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 6.1 Date-Time • 9 ... Read More

Earthquake: 6.4 measured in the State of Yap , Federated States of Micronesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2017 10:36

A strong earthquake with a strength of 6.4 shook the State of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. There are no damages or injuries reported at this time. No ... Read More

Guam Tourism controlled by United Airlines and Kim Jong-un

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2017 01:18

Yesterday, I traveled on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guam. The plane was almost empty, perhaps 15 passengers on board. Looking at reservation load and seat maps on ... Read More

PATA Board: A new Executive Board elected and Sarah Mathews is the chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2017 08:47

Who is on the new PATA Executive Board?  Today it was made official  The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor ... Read More

Guam remembers the SMS Cormoran II at Sea

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 29, 2017 00:23

Guam has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II, a historic ship where the first shot fired by the US took place in World War ... Read More

Guam commemorates the SMS Cormoran II

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- April 28, 2017 23:44

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) concluded a two-week series of commemoration to honor the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II. The German ship spent two and ... Read More

US National Park Service to host history series of sunken Cormoran in Guam

editor editor- April 6, 2017 05:45

Dr. Bill Jeffery will give a lecture in Guam about a marine archaeology program on Wednesday, April 5. The lecture focuses specifically on the SMS Cormoran II. Read More

Commemorating the SMS Cormoran II: The Lecture Series

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 5, 2017 14:15

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the SMS Cormoran II on April 7, 1917. A series of special events has been scheduled ... Read More

Guam’s local dive shops commemorate 100th anniversary of the Cormoran

editor editor- March 28, 2017 06:51

During WWII, Guam was captured from the US by the Japanese Imperial Army and occupied for two and a half years. Read More

Traveling through Guam on a cultural ride

editor editor- March 24, 2017 06:49

Many tourists today are looking for cultural experiences during their travels. They want to eat authentic foods, meet the locals, and step into their lives for a moment in time. Read More

Florida pilot completes record-setting solo around-the-world flight

editor editor- September 21, 2016 03:55

ADDISON, TX - West Palm Beach-based flight instructor Zheng “Julie" Wang landed her single piston-engine propeller aircraft at Addison Airport in Dallas, returning to the place from which she depart Read More

Micronesia accepting proposals for 5-star eco-lodge resort in Pohnpei

editor editor- August 12, 2016 07:34

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have been trying for a long time to become a bigger player in the travel and tourism industry, but with lack of air connectivity ... Read More

FESTPAC Opening: Guam becomes the center of the Blue Continent

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2016 19:41

The stadium was full. Thousands of spectators unable to get into the Guam stadium today watched the FESTPAC opening ceremony from giant screens outside the venue. Read More

Guam Tourism with FestPac puts the Blue Continent in the global spotlight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2016 06:31

The blue continent is in the spotlight of the world today, and the center is the American island of Guam. It's a cultural and tourism event only happening every 4 ... Read More

Global experts to headline PATA Annual Summit in Guam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 9, 2016 08:38

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit 2016 (PAS 2016) has locked in an impressive roster of dynamic international guest speakers and panelists, including the Minister of Tourism and Read More

PATA Summit in Guam features Seychelles Tourism Minister as lead speaker

editor editor- April 6, 2016 06:48

BANGKOK, Thailand – “This year marks the 65th anniversary of PATA and it is entirely appropriate that we are returning to our Pacific roots to celebrate this historic occasion,” said ... Read More

United Airlines’ Guam service so bad, attorney general gets involved

editor editor- November 8, 2015 01:59

In response to what they describe as chronic customer complaints of "subpar and declining flight services," the attorneys general of Guam and the CNMI are calling out United Airlines. Read More

Only On Guam campaign launches at tourism expo

editor editor- August 28, 2015 01:36

With the Governor of Guam proclaiming next year as “Visit Guam 2016,” the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) jumpstarted a countdown to the best year to visit Guam with a Visit ... Read More

Checking up on Guam’s Tourism 2020 Vision

editor editor- May 29, 2015 07:14

On February 4, 2014, Governor Eddie Calvo, along with officials from the Guam Visitors Bureau, Guam Economic Development Authority and Guam International Airport Authority, launched the Tourism 2020 p Read More

Entertainment line-up confirmed for Guam Micronesia Island Fair

editor editor- May 6, 2015 12:07

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) along with T-Galleria by DFS, Westin Resort Guam, and United Airlines today confirmed the entertainment lineup for the 28th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF), ... Read More

2015 Guam Micronesia Island Fair bridges “Journey to FestPac”

editor editor- May 1, 2015 16:26

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) today announced that plans are underway and delegations from around the region are preparing for the 28th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair (GMIF). Read More

PATA Micronesia holds tri-annual chapter meeting in Guam

editor editor- December 15, 2014 04:33

TUMON, Guam - From across the Micronesia region, members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter gathered for the organization’s tri-annual chapter meeting held in Guam on D Read More

PATA promotes warmth of Micronesia at 27th Guam Micronesia Island Fair

editor editor- May 6, 2014 08:50

TUMON, Guam - The PATA Micronesia Chapter, with the efforts from the Guam Visitors Bureau, Marianas Visitors Authority, Palau Visitors Authority, Pohnpei Visitors Bureau, Marshall Islands Visitors Aut Read More

Guam sweeps two awards at 21st PTAA Travel Tour Expo

editor editor- March 13, 2014 05:45

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) represented Guam at the biggest and most anticipated travel show in the Philippines. Read More

Guam wins best cultural performance at LA Travel and Adventure Show

editor editor- February 18, 2014 04:40

TUMON, Guam - While performing at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) earned the Best Cultural Performance award for the island. Read More