Guam officials fly to Japan to reassure travelers the island is safe

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“Guam remains the same family-friendly and safe destination it has always been.” – Nate Denight GVB CEO

Guam – Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio and GVB President and CEO Nate Denight went to Japan to reassure potential travelers that Guam is safe despite the recent North Korean threats.

Japan is Guam’s number one visitor market. In fact, today(Tues) marks the 50th anniversary since the first flight from Japan arrived on Guam this year. Local officials made it a point to go to Japan in person and hold a press conference to assure the Japanese public that the island has remained safe throughout the North Korean threats. Denight told reporters that “Guam remains the same family-friendly and safe destination it has always been.”

Denight spoke during a press conference in Japan saying, “Guam is safe and there has been no change in threat levels and we’re monitoring the situation going forward.”

August is typically a busy month for Guam tourism and according to GVB’s research department, August 2016 was the best month in Guam’s tourism industry. As of August 15th arrivals for the month of August are up 3% from last year.