GVB says visitor arrivals still strong
August was supposed to be another record tourism month, but instead the number of arrivals dipped by a little less than 1 percent. GVB blames the North Korea missile threat for the drop, but also said the 143, 677 visitors was still the second best arrivals month in Guam's history.
Statistics show the South Korean market was not affected by the crisis, as arrivals rose by 24.5-percent. GVB cautions that there have been more than 7,400 cancellations, primarily from the Japanese package tour market, resulting in an estimated $9.5 million loss to the economy.
In a news release, Governor Eddie Calvo said to "ensure the island's top economic contributor remains robust...his administration is committed to ensuring visitors feel safe and protected."