by Krystal Paco
Guam - It's good news for Guam's number one industry as more Korean, Russian, and other tourist markets continue to make the island their choice destination. This increase has helped replace the losses as a result of a global decline in Japanese travel.
According to GVB general manager Karl Pangelinan, thanks to the diversified markets, Guam's tourism industry is not taking a big hit.
A look at the numbers shows the island welcomed over 109,000 visitors for the month of February with the federation of Russia up 168%, Korea up 25%, the Philippines up 36%, and U.S. mainland arrivals up 17%.