Guam will see over 600K visitors in 2023

Guam Visitors Bureau

In today’s Guam Visitor’s Bureau meeting – GVB Vice President Gerry Perez says that the tourism forecast for this fiscal year stressed that from the months of October to December 2022 ended with an over 500% increase when compared to pre-COVID travel.

Perez also adds that we will see this Fiscal year will continue in an upward trend, “We hope to continue the trend of recovery. We’re a long way to recovery yet, but we’re on the right path.”

The total arrival for this fiscal year is estimated to be 670,000 visitors, which is 41% of 2019 visitors.

Most of the visitors are estimated to be arriving from Korea with approximately 372,209 visitors, followed by Japan, the US/ Hawaii, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

From a global perspective, the North American and European countries are dominating in terms of recovery, in comparison to the Asia Pacific, which is Guam’s market.

“Globally, North America and Europe basically are leading the recovery of 80-90% pre-COVID levels, as well as the Middle East and parts of South America,” says Perez.

“Unfortunately, the recovery in the Asia Pacific is like 17% of pre-COVID levels and that’s our market nexus,” Perez continues.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.