The Guam Tourism Board announced that it will intensify efforts to develop Guam’s third largest market – Taiwan by increasing charter flights.
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The Guam Tourism Board (GVB) has announced that charter flights from Taiwan have been extended until the end of July. The flights are operated by Starlux Airlines using an Airbus A321neo, arriving in Guam every five days and carrying approximately 177 passengers.
The original 22 charter flights were originally scheduled to end on June 28, but 8 more flights were added to meet the summer travel demand. A total of 30 charter flights are expected to bring more than 5,300 Taiwanese tourists between April 1 and July 31.
GVB is also partnering with travel agency Lion Travel, as well as local restaurants, to support charter flights and add value to travel packages. Participating local restaurants include Meskla Chamoru Fusion Bistro, Three Squares by B&G Pacific, Pika’s Café and Little Pika’s.
“This is good news for us to regain our foothold in the Taiwan market.”
Gerry Perez, Vice President of GVB added: “We hope that these charter flights will drive airlines to resume direct service between Taiwan and Guam. This market has proven to be very viable and has strong spending power to help put us on the road to recovery.” road.”
According to GVB statistics, Taiwan is Guam’s third largest market, with more than 28,000 tourists visiting the island in fiscal year 2019. They are by far the largest consumer group in the Guam tourist market, with prepaid and island spending exceeding US$2,000 per person.
Taiwanese media on the island
More than 30 Taiwanese media representatives also stayed on the island for five days to discuss the current situation in Guam and report on the tourism recovery efforts. On Sunday evening, the delegation also interacted with local media in Guam at the welcome reception hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam (TECO) and the Guam Tourism Bureau at the Hyatt Hotel. Taiwanese media includes TV broadcasts, radio, print and key opinion leaders from the home country brought to Guam by Lion Travel. Picture 2: Media representatives from Taiwan and Guam gathered to interview Gerry Perez, vice president of GVB, and Paul Chen, director of TECO.
Earth Day Beach Cleanup
In addition, TECO and GVB will jointly organize an Earth Day beach cleanup at Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park (Ypao Beach) from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on April 22. This is the third time the two organizations have co-hosted the event. Water, coffee, gloves and trash bags will be provided. The first 250 volunteers will receive limited souvenirs. Those interested in volunteering can contact Lisa Fu at (671) 472-5865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.