Visitors from Philippines Boost March Arrivals

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GVB is requesting to add the Philippines to the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program.

Guam – The Guam Visitors Bureau is celebrating another record-breaking month in tourism.

 

According to a release, last month was the second best March recorded in tourism history with 133-thousand visitors welcomed to the island. While Guam’s second largest market of Korea saw an increase of 25%, arrivals from the Philippines shined bright with a 125% spike over the previous year. GVB General Manager Nate Denight attributes the boost in arrivals to the launch of Cebu Pacific Air’s flight service to Guam, as well as continued support of flights from United Airlines and Philippine Airlines. In fact, Denight goes on to say that they’re seeking Governor Eddie Calvo’s assistance to petition the Department of Homeland Security to add the Philippines and Vietnam to the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program.

He says, “Very happy to continue to diversify our markets and Philippines is a great opportunities to grow. Tourism arrivals continue to be strong and we’re continuing to push. This year is  Visit Guam 2016 year, a lot of exciting events in the future.”
 
Governor Eddie Calvo congratulates GVB and looks forward to seeing more visitor arrival records broken as the PATA Annual Summit and Festival of the Pacific Arts draw closer.
 
 
[Photo credit: Cebu Pacific]