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North Korean threat not expected to slow South Korean visitor market

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The North Korean threat is not expected to slow the robust visitor arrivals from South Korea.  Businessman Tae Oh operates a local bed-&-breakfast company.  He says while some customers have asked questions and shown concern, there have not been any cancellations.

"I think they've been accustomed to it for the past 50 years. I think they're almost numb to any kind of threat from North Korea. So you don't anticipate there being much of an impact here as a result? No I don't foresee that," he said.

The Korean market is leading the way to new record arrivals for Guam.  The Visitors Bureau announced that with nearly 133,000 visitors, July topped the monthly high set in 1997.  Korean visitors surged by 25% over the same month last year.

But GVB says Guam's top market, Japan, continues to slide, dropping by 5.2% compared to a year ago.

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