Guam – Guam Governor Eddie Calvo was the guest speaker at the American Club of Shanghai on Monday.
The subject of his remarks there were: “Attracting Investment Opportunities and Tourism to Guam”
The Governor is 1 of 6 state and territorial governors who are in China this week to participate in the second U.S.-China Governors Forum. The delegation is moving onto Bejing today [Tuesday].
According to the National Governor’s Association, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, [who is the immediate past chair of the National Governors Association (NGA)] is leading the delegation that includes Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Benigno Fitial.
The China Daily [English language, New York Edition] is also reporting on the visit.
An article posted on their website today reports that “Guam Governor Eddie Baza Calvo … is … interested in promoting the US territory as a travel destination to the Chinese people.”
It quotes Governor Calvo as saying: “US governors and the Obama administration understand how critical it is for the nation to build economic alliances with China.”
The article also reports that “at the first US-China Governors Forum in Salt Lake City in February, he discussed with Zhejiang Party chief ZhaoHongzhu about the potential for increased tourism from China if a visa waiver program is approved. Zhao told Calvo he intends to encourage residents of his populous province to visit Guam, according to Calvo. Zhao mentioned that many of Zhejiang’s citizens currently vacation in Singapore, which is a six-hour flight, whereas a flight to Guam is only four hours.”