Tag: Pacific Islands

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 12:14

African Tourism Board, (ATB)  has travel and security on its top agenda when attracting visitors to the continent. At the upcoming ATB Launch on April 11, the organization will be announcing ... Read More

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

editor editor- March 25, 2019 20:46

The official launch of the newly-founded African Tourism Board is only two weeks away, and the U.S.-based interim Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz explained the organization's commitment to keep Africa safe ... Read More

South Pacific Sustainable Tourism Network committed to safeguarding the region

editor editor- December 19, 2018 22:17

The South Pacific Sustainable Tourism Network is bringing together like-minded stakeholders from across the region, including individuals, businesses, government agencies, and experts. Read More

Guam shows strong presence at 2017 Mode Tour Travel Mart

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 28, 2017 02:03

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its tourism partners recently returned from promoting the island at the fourth annual Mode Tour Travel Mart held in COEX, Seoul from November 16 ... 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

=Guam Ko’ko’ Road Races: Taisuke Ueda finishes top half marathon winner

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 31, 2016 13:27

The Guam Ko’ko’ Road Races wrapped up another successful Ko’ko’ Weekend with nearly 1,500 local and international runners converging at Governor Joseph F. Read More

Third Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival sold out

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2016 06:57

Tumon, Guam The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce the third Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2016 made history with more ... Read More

PATA: Successful Youth Tourism Symposium on Guam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2016 12:07

Over 150 students, alumni, lecturers and industry professionals from Guam, overseas and the neighboring Pacific Islands participated at the PATA Youth Symposium 2016, held at the University of Guam Ca 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

PATA: Stay ahead of travel trends at PAS 2016

editor editor- March 29, 2016 21:44

HAGATNA, Guam - With travel trends rapidly evolving, organisations must anticipate future traveller expectations and embrace novel business strategies to stay ahead. 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

Guam wins “Best Vendor” award at Modetour International Travel Fair

editor editor- November 18, 2014 12:41

Guam was one of the chosen few at the Modetour International Travel Show 2014 to win the prestigious “Best Vendor" award out of more than 300 exhibitors present. Read More

Guam wins two awards at Busan International Travel Fair

editor editor- September 19, 2014 11:42

TUMON, Guam - Guam received the Best Folklore Performance Award and the Best Tourism Publicity Award after impressing the international community at the Busan International Travel Fair (BITF). Read More

Why Chinese tourists travel to Hawaii, Guam or Saipan

editor editor- July 31, 2014 16:14

United States Pacific Islands are new hot destinations for the lucrative Chinese outbound travel market. Read More

8 BBQ teams to throw down at 2nd Guam BBQ Block Party

editor editor- July 4, 2014 05:58

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announces that 8 local and international teams have been selected to compete during the 2nd Annual Pleasure Island Guam BBQ Block Party ... Read More

International chefs & local grillmasters to throw down at Guam BBQ Block Party

editor editor- June 27, 2014 09:37

TUMON, Guam - On July 5, visiting chefs from Russia and South Korea will compete against local BBQ teams in Guam for the Champion Grillmaster title at the second annual ... Read More

Lotte Duty Free Guam Live Music Festival features world-class international lineup

editor editor- May 28, 2014 07:45

TUMON, Guam - Nine international music artists are slated to perform at the inaugural Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival next month at Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña, Guam. Read More

Inaugural Guam Live International Music Festival set for next month

editor editor- May 15, 2014 05:07

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Lotte Duty Free today announced the Guam Live International Music Festival is set for June 6 & 7, 2014 at Paseo ... Read More

Guam International Marathon shatters records

editor editor- April 14, 2014 06:53

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), along with Pacific Islands Club Guam and United Airlines, hosted the 2014 Guam International Marathon (GIM) yesterday, welcoming runners from around the ... Read More

Best hotel pools on Guam

editor editor- January 12, 2013 03:06

If a big part of your vacation is how wonderful the hotel pool is, you will find many delightful spots in Guam to play, explore, and lounge at the myriad ... Read More

Korean family surprised in Guam as millionth visitor

editor editor- October 18, 2012 02:27

TUMON, Guam - Early this morning at 1:50 am, the Guam International Airport Arrivals area was lively with travel and tourism industry partners ready and eager to greet the millionth ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau booth visited by US Secretary of Commerce

editor editor- May 7, 2012 06:53

TUMON, Guam - US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson visited the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) booth on the convention floor during the US Travel Association's 2012 International Pow Wow in ... Read More

Guam-Korean Tourism Council hosted by Guam Visitors Bureau

editor editor- February 9, 2012 08:28

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) hosted the visit of the Guam-Korea Tourism Council (KGTC) with a welcome reception co-supported by the Outrigger Guam Resort and DFS Galleria ... Read More

Russian family first to visit Guam under visa waiver program

editor editor- January 26, 2012 07:33

TUMON, Guam - On January 17, 2012, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) welcomed the first Russian visitors since the US Department of Homeland Security approved visa parole for Russian citizens ... Read More

Storytelling in Guam

editor editor- December 17, 2011 04:35

Like other Pacific islands, storytelling in Guam has been an important method of passing knowledge from one generation to the next. Read More

Evacuations from coastal areas ordered in Hawaii, Guam

editor editor- March 11, 2011 15:46

HONOLULU, Hawaii- Due to the threat of a tidal wave set off by Friday's earthquake in Japan, Hawaii ordered evacuations from coastal areas as a tsunami warning was extended to ... Read More

Forum Secretariat and South Pacific Tourism Organisation sign partnership agreement

editor editor- April 30, 2010 08:22

Small scale tourism operators in Pacific island countries will benefit from a new partnership between the Forum Secretariat and South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO). Read More

Health alert as dengue fever rages in Pacific

editor editor- October 28, 2008 07:47

Dengue fever is scorching through the Pacific Islands, with Fiji reporting nearly 2000 cases and American Samoa reporting a year's supply of cases last month alone. Read More