Guam Tourism is Expected to Make a “Very Slow” Comeback


As Guam reopens to the world, tourism is expected to make a comeback, but at a “very slow” rate.

PNC’s Damen Michael has more details on this story

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Yesterday the Guam Travel and Tourism Association hosted its first Forum at the Hytt Regency Guam Hotel. The forum included local experts and source market suppliers Rakuten from Japan and Hana Tour from Korea for insight and perspective of what Guam’s Recovery foresight could be.

As Lieutenant Governor Tenorio stated, “the worst is behind us.” as Guam looks to brighter futures.

According to Mastercard’s Economic Institutes Travel 2022 Trends and Transitions report, If flight bookings continue at their current pace, an estimated 1.5 billion more passengers will fly globally in 2022 compared to last year.

According to Lujan, “While competing destinations are coming back in 2022 with a vigor, our experts at the Guam Visitors Bureau tell us that, of an estimated airline seating capacity of 1.5 million seats in fiscal 2022, arrivals are only forecast at a mere 8% … by 2022. In short, and for multiple reasons, the Guam comeback will be slower,”

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Damen Michael A. Borja is PNC’s Interim Social Media Editor and a Broadcast Reporter. A young entrepreneur and a jack of all trades. Damen Michael graduated from the University of Guam with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He has dabbled in different fields of business including from sales, finance, marketing, administrative, and operations. Damen Michael has a passion for learning and always looks to educate himself on something new everyday. He began his journey in media in June of the year 2021 as a Broadcast Reporter covering predominately Education, Business, Lifestyle and more.