by Nick Delgado
Guam - While the fight for the visa waiver continues, recent charter flights from China has boosted tourist arrivals by 100% for the month of October. GVB deputy general manager Nate Denight says that's great news considering October is usually the slowest time of the year for visitor arrivals.
He says Japan numbers are also picking up, telling KUAM News, "We are almost back to pre-3-11 levels, for October we were down about 5 percent in Japan and our forecast for the next couple of months looks like we will be even or a little better than last year which is nice to see a good recovery from Japan which is our main market."
More charter business from China is expected in January during the Chinese New Year. Denight says there has also been growth developing from visitors from Korea and Taiwan.