Guam - An estimated 77,000 tourists came to Guam during the month of November, according to early projections reported by the Guam Visitors Bureau. These numbers are similar to those reported in November 2008.
Despite some challenges the tourism industry has faced this year, GVB Deputy Director Ernie Galito says he is pleased with the arrival numbers and remains hopeful for the coming months.
"We think they are going to be pretty close to last year, relatively flat. Even though we had a down turn in Korean visitors and we are still kind of suffering from H1N1 virus, that apprehension," Galito explained. "And, of course, there's the global recession - so we are pretty pleased we are at least as good as we were last year."