New GVB Logo Unveiled as Governor Calvo Proclaims MAY Tourism Month

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GVB will share the final results of the survey in the coming weeks and will utilize it to help develop the next strategic plan for the tourism industry.

Guam – The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) unveiled its 50th Anniversary logo Friday evening evening at the Plaza Promenade in front of Gucci, Coach and the ABC store at the Outrigger Hotel in Tumon.

The new logo will take the place of  GVB’s current logo in all organization and corporate materials beginning January 1, 2013.

[GVB’s 50th Anniversary Logo will replace the current organization logo]

At the same event Friday evening,  Governor Eddie Baza Calvo officially proclaimed the month of May “Tourism Month”.

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GUAM HOTEL & RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Ste. 202 Harmon Commercial Plaza, 177 Ilipog Drive Tamuning, GU 96913• P.O. Box 8565 Tamuning, GU 96931
Telephone: 671-649-1447 • Facsimile: 671-649-8565 Email: info@ghra.org • Web: www.ghra.org

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2012
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Annual TASTE GUAM to showcase at Skinner Plaza in Hagatna!

The Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association, Budweiser, FIJI water and Marianas Variety proudly
present the fifth annual TASTE GUAM at the Skinner Plaza in Hagatna on Saturday, May 19

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from
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 20

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from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public, TASTE GUAM
is the ultimate food and beverage festival “Celebrating the Arts” during Tourism Month in May.
Celebrate TASTE GUAM with great food, local produce, fine spirits, non-alcoholic and alcoholic
beverages, live entertainment, and an excellent kid zone. NEW to TASTE GUAM in 2012 are a two
day event, outdoor event for everyone to enjoy including local residents, military and tourist
communities, an interactive street art painting display featuring local master artists Ron Castro,
Ric Castro and Raph Unpingco and the University of Guam’s Fine Arts students, and Marianas
Variety’s BurgerFest competition.
Net proceeds will be donated to the GHRA Culinary
Scholarship Program as well as Micronesian Chef’s Association and GCC Culinary Arts Academy.
Highlights of TASTE GUAM include:
Twenty six (26) exhibitors ranging from hotel, restaurant and local vendors;
A selection of local produce at the Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Farmers Co-Op of
Guam and UOG Cooperative Extension Services – WSARE;
A Budweiser Chef’s Cup Competition with a blind taste testing;
Unique beverage stations such as the Budweiser Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden featuring
beer, wine, mojitos, and other special alcoholic drinks. For non-alcoholic drinks, several
water and juice stations are available throughout the festival;
A chance for attendees to vote for their People’s Choice for best tasting burger at
BurgerFest and best local dish featuring a special ingredient, avocado, provided by the
Guam Farmer’s Co-op;
Four SCRIP booths to purchase coupons (cash only) with a special booth for tourists with
package tour vouchers;
A Kid Zone with popcorn, cotton candy and games, sponsored by MWR;
more –

A Street Art Painting featuring local master artists and the UOG Fine Arts students.
Live entertainment by local bands including Everything Zen; CQ Supreme; Empty Pockets
and High Rise.
Ten (10) recycling centers for glass, plastic and aluminum cans, sponsored by I-Recycle;
Dining and lounge areas for attendees to truly enjoy and relax at the Skinner Plaza.
Although entrance is free, food and beverages will be sold using SCRIPS in $20 booklets. Scrips
may be purchased at any one of the four booths at the festival or in advance through the GHRA
office in Harmon.
For added convenience, the Bank of Guam mobile ATM will be located
across from Skinner Plaza at the Chamorro Village.
Presented by GHRA, Budweiser, FIJI water and Marianas Variety, TASTE GUAM is also sponsored
by MCV Broadband, Foremost Foods/ Coca-Cola Beverage Co. (Guam), Guam Visitors Bureau,
Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods, G4S Secure Solutions, Island Times, Tango Theaters, the Guam
Farmer’s Co-Op, UOG Cooperative Extension Services. Special thanks to I-Recycle, Benz Signs &
Supplies, Sunny Wholesale, Archway, Inc., Japan Guam Travel Association, Coast 360, Rotaract
Group of the Marianas, Naval Hospital Community Flagship Volunteer Group, Simon Sanchez
High School, Tourism Education Council, Sea Grill Restaurant, TriVision Media, Hit Radio 100,
KUAM, PDN, GHRA FB/ PR& Marketing Committee, GHRA & MV Guam Staff & Management.
The primary purposes of GHRA are to promote the highest standards of service and quality in the
hotels and restaurants on Guam, advocate just legislation and governmental regulations
governing the conduct of business, improve business-community relations through positive
interactions with Guam’s citizenry, and publicize the value and benefits of the island’s visitor
industry to the territory’s economy. GHRA is a private, non-profit trade association, which began
in 1972, with a small group of hoteliers. GHRA later revised its bylaws to include restaurants and
allied members. Today the association has 313 member organizations with nearly 9,000 guest
rooms and over 15,000 employees.
GHRA strives to be an active corporate citizen in the community. In this spirit GHRA gives
academic scholarships in the visitor industry trade, provides training and educational
opportunities, grants funds for civic projects and hosts the annual fireworks display, a gala dinner,
the Pacific Hotel & Restaurant Exposition, and other special events. For more information,
contact GHRA at 649-1447, email at info@ghra.org or visit us online at www.ghra.org.