17 Oct 2007

Guam tourist numbers are up

12:11 pm on 17 October 2007

Latest figures from the Guam Visitors Bureau show that tourist numbers are up.

For August there were 128,923 arrivals, a 12-percent increase from the same month last year.

The Marianas Variety newspaper reports that after several months of lackluster arrivals, the Guam Visitors Bureau said arrivals from Japan, Guam's number one tourist market, increased by 3-percent to 90,574 visitors.

According to Guam Visitors Bureau, this is the best August tally in seven years since August 2001's 104,989 count.

All Nippon Airways' Haneda flights also generated over 15,000 more seats during the summer travel period from July to September.

The overall increase in visitor arrivals was assisted by hikes in Guam's other markets like Taiwan, which rose by 82 percent, and Korea, which increased by 16 percent.