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About 50 travel agents, media representatives and others are expected to descend on the island when the Guam Visitors Bureau hosts its first trade familiarization trip from Japan since 2019.

The tour, which is being operated with United Airlines and the Japan Guam Travel Association in support of GVB’s market recovery efforts, will take place June 13-16, according to a press release. It takes place as part of the GoGo! Guam campaign also celebrating the 55th anniversary of the first direct flight from Japan to Guam on May 1, 1967.

“We are proud to welcome back our travel trade partners from Japan for our upcoming introductory tour. Their presence is important to our recovery efforts to increase demand in the Japanese market,” GVB President and CEO Carl TC Gutierrez said in the press release. “We are confident that our visitor group will help us confidently present Guam as a safe, clean and appealing paradise destination.”

Travel industry representatives will experience Guam’s attractions, optional tours and activities to better support the demands of the Japanese market.

A Guam Trade Show is scheduled for June 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Participating members include Baldyga Group, Country Club of the Pacific, Docomo Pacific, Dusit Thani Guam Resort, E-Communications LLC, Fish Eye Marine Park, Grand Plaza Hotel, Guam Ocean Park, Guam Premier Outlets, Guam Reef Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Hotel Nikko Guam, Hyatt Regency Guam, JGTA, Lam Lam Tours, Leo Palace Resort Guam, Lotte Hotel Guam, Micronesia Mall, Onward Beach Resort, Onward Mangilao Golf Club & Talofofo Golf Club, Pacific Islands Club , Rakuten Travel Guam, Rihga Royal Laguna Guam Resort, Skydive Guam, Spa Ayualam, The Tsubaki Tower, The Westin Resort Guam, Valley of the Latte Adventure Park and Wyndham Garden Guam.

All international visitors must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and a negative COVID-19 test result prior to arrival, the press release said. Japanese visitors are also required to provide proof of a negative PCR test before returning to Japan.

As restrictions ease in Japan, the Japanese government will only allow a limited number of 20,000 foreign tourists into the country from June 10 through strict package tours.

In conjunction with the recovery effort, United Airlines increased its daily frequency of flights from Narita to Guam to 11 weekly, adding daily flights on Saturdays and Sundays and two more morning flights per week. United will resume its service from Osaka, Japan, to Guam from July 1 to meet demand for summer travel. The three times weekly flight is scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Japan Airlines also announced it would resume its service to Guam in August. T’way and Jeju Air are expected to resume service between Japan and Guam later this summer.

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