Symposium Stimulates Debate on China Outbound Travel to Guam


Guam – Attendees at the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) China Outbound Travel Market Symposium were presented with a great opportunity to digest a day’s worth of information and opinions on the future of China outbound travel to the island of Guam.

GVB General Manager Karl A. Pangelinan said, “People clearly appreciated the opportunity not only to hear the latest information on China market travel to Guam, but to ask questions that pertained to their particular businesses.”

Pangelinan said it was important that GVB continue to promote Guam in mainland China, and to continue good relations between the government of China and important private sector organizations in this country. Pangelinan added, “We look forward to continuing to market Guam in China.”

Delegates numbered close to 150 and came from Guam and around the Micronesian region. While a healthy presence was drawn from tourism trade, the Symposium also attracted a variety of businesses interested in the possibilities this huge market presents.

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and International Forum on Chinese Outbound Tourism (IFCOT) supported the GVB China Outbound Travel Symposium. Sponsors included United, DFS, Bisita Guahan, Pacific Islands Club Guam, Kloppenburg Enterprises, Inc., The AB Won Pat International Airport, Guam, Coast360, the Marianas Business Journal, Bank of Guam, Marianas Variety News, Tan Holdings, American Printing, IT&E and CNN. Special thanks to the University of Guam and BankPacific.

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