by Nick Delgado
Guam - A Guam delegation is in Japan for the 2012 Japan Association of Travel Agents forum and fair. According to the Guam Visitor's Bureau, JATA is the largest consumer and industry travel showcase in Japan bringing over 700 delegations from 154 countries throughout the world. Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio is leading the delegation that includes tourism committee chairperson Senator Tina Muna Barnes, GVB as well as Chamorro cultural practitioners and dancers. The group met with officials from the Japan Guam Travel Council to discuss ways to attract more visitors to the territory. GVB General Manager Joanne Camacho, "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. This year we hope to make a bigger impact through our cultural presentations to potential visitors and invite them to visit our island." The delegation is also meeting with airline, tour groups and other high level officials during the three day fair.