Guam - The Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association's 22nd Annual Pacific Hotel and Restaurant Expo kicked-off today. The annual event offers industry representatives to showcase their products and services.  This year's PHARE also includes a "Why Local?" forum that will be held tomorrow.

GHRA president Mary Torres said, "We have a special show within PHARE called 'Why Local?' and we are really promoting a lot of local artisans, craftsmen and local businesses so they can start bringing these products into the tourism industry."

PHARE continues tomorrow starting at 10am at the Hyatt Regency in Tumon.