by Krystal Paco
Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau is gearing up to participate in Asia's largest tourism exhibit next weekend. According to GVB deputy general manager Nate Denight, the twenty-member Guam delegation is set to host a Guam Chamorro Dance Academy at the Japan Association of Travel Agents Tourism Forum and Travel Showcase.
He told KUAM News, "We have about 50 Japanese men and women who come and learn Chamorro dance and then they'll do a session there at JATA and then perform at the main stage and at the Guam booth. It's really quite inspiring to see Japanese singing in Chamorro and dancing."
Denight says Japanese visitors make up 70% of our tourism industry spending on average $550 per person. For this fiscal year, Guam is set to track over 900,000 Japanese visitors.