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The largest consumer and industry travel showcase in Japan, Guam joins over 700 delegations from 153 countries throughout the world. The three day fair is expected to draw over 120,000 attendees.
“We are excited to be here to showcase Guam’s hospitality and unique culture through its people,” Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio said. “The work our stakeholders do here to bring more tourists to Guam directly improves our economy, job opportunities, and our island’s quality of life. We thank the Guam Visitors Bureau and the many people it took to make Guam shine at this year’s Japan Travel Expo on behalf of Governor Calvo, First Lady Christine and my wife, Attorney Naoko Shimizu.”
At the opening ceremony, Lt. Governor Tenorio joined the organizers and other dignitaries in opening the 2012 JATA Forum & Fair. Tenorio is joined by Senator Tina Muña Barnes, the Guam Visitors Bureau as well as Chamorro cultural practitioners and dancers.
[Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio, Senator Tina Muña Barnes and GVB Representatives meet with Officials from Japan Guam Travel Council while in Tokyo for the 2012 JATA Forum and Fair.]
“Japan is Guam’s largest source market, accounting for over 70% of all arrivals and we are continuing efforts to promote our island as a world-class destination of choice,” GVB General Manager Joann Camacho said. “This year we hope to make a bigger impact through our cultural presentations to potential visitors and invite them to visit our island.”
Thursday, Lt. Governor Tenorio, Senator Muña Barnes and GVB met with officials from the Japan Guam Travel Council to discuss ways of attracting more visitors to Guam. The Guam delegation will also be meeting with Airlines, Tour Groups and other high level officials.
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