Guam - Government leaders are monitoring how the devastation in Japan will impact the island's economy. The Guam Visitors Bureau is bracing for a dip in arrivals. Tourism on Guam is responsible for 20,000 jobs on Guam and nearly 60% of the island's economic base is tourism-related.
Committee chair on tourism Senator Tina Muna Barnes is not only asking Governor Eddie Baza Calvo to form a high-level working group on tourism and economic stability, but also for the group to consider several things:
The high-level working group, according to the veteran policymaker, would be composed of representatives from the Governor's Office, GVB, GHRA, major airlines tour package wholesalers, and other stakeholders.