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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