February 2016 is Best Month in Guam’s Tourism History


Guam welcomed about 142,332 visitors in February 2016.

Guam – February 2016 is now the best month in Guam’s tourism arrivals.


Guam welcomed about 142,332 visitors in February 2016, which beats the previous record of 136,728 recorded for the month of March 2013. According to a release from GVB, in comparison with February 2015, this is a 12.9% increase. GVB General Manager Nate Denight attributes the record breaking numbers to arrivals from Korea, China and the Armed Forces.

However, Denight says, they’re still faced with challenges in the Japan market and the lack of hotel rooms.

He explains, “We had about 142,000 visitors. It was led by Korea, so continue to grow in Korea. We had the best Korean visitor arrival numbers as well in February. Japan was down slightly. We’re continuing to have some challenges in Japan. It was also Chinese New Year so we had a lot of visitors from China. We also had major military arrivals. We had about 17,000 military arrivals for exercises. Just overall a great month for tourism.”

Denight says GVB continues to work with its partners to stimulate more growth in the Japan market with various campaigns and marketing strategies.