23 Jan 2008

Guam bids to attract Chinese tourists

4:21 pm on 23 January 2008

The Guam Visitors Bureau and Continental Airlines are joining forces to send a tourism mission to China to prepare for the first charter flights from that country.

The Pacific Daily News reports that four-day familiarisation study leaves Guam for Shanghai on February the 8th and is open to members in good standing of the Guam Visitors Bureau.

The bureau's chairman, David Tydingco, says 34 million Chinese traveled internationally in 2006, and that this upward trend continues to grow, making China one of the key suppliers of overseas global travel.

Shanghai is one of three Chinese cities identified as key sources to attract tourists to Guam.