China Southern Airlines to Fly Shenyang to Guam


Governor pleased with more Chinese.



News: China Southern Airlines to fly Shenyang to Guam


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“What makes these trips so exciting are the relationships we create and the information we are able to share on Guam as a destination for investors and tourists.”  


                               — Governor Eddie Baza Calvo



Governor Calvo meets with airline representatives


On day four of his trip to Asia, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo met with China Southern Airlines representatives. During a luncheon yesterday, the airline’s Vice President Qi Peng committed to establishing direct flights from Shenyang City, China.


In preparation for the direct flights, the airline is planning a familiarization trip to Guam this summer. The delegation will include airline representatives, tourism industry professionals, and Shenyang City officials.


“I’m grateful for the hospitality extended by Shenyang City Deputy Mayor Qi Ming. The luncheon she hosted certainly allowed me to meet with key people,” the governor stated. “I’m looking forward to continued dialogue with business leaders and with U.S. Consul General Scott Weinhold.”


Visa processing


During their meeting, Consul General Weinhold committed to processing visas as quickly as possible to make it easier to travel to Guam from Shenyang. 


Guam Visitors Bureau General Manager Nathan Denight said the Consul General’s commitment to helping Guam is a definite boost towards reaching the Tourism 2020 Goals.


“We’re seeing increased numbers in our tourism arrivals because of the hard work we’ve put into diversifying our visitor markets, and promoting the Chamorro culture and everything that makes Guam unique,” Denight stated. “This trip has helped promote our island in a very positive light; it’s a definite step to strengthening our island’s tourism industry.”


          GVB officials recently announced a record-breaking February this year. There were 126,080 tourists visited Guam last month. That’s an increase of 7 percent compared to February 2014.


Aggressive schedule


The governor started his one-week, three-city tour early at Incheon City, South Korea, landing at 6 a.m. Monday. Meetings with various businesses and the Incheon City Mayor followed it. He left later that day to Seoul, South Korea where he met with business leaders, toured a Smart City, and threw the first pitch of a professional baseball game. The governor is now in Shenyang, China where he met with more potential investors, and business and city leaders.


“It’s a very aggressive schedule,” said Guam Economic Development Authority Administrator John Rios. “But it’s also been productive. People are excited about Guam. You can see it. They’ve been very receptive to the message we’re sharing, which is Guam is a great place to vacation and invest.”