Guam welcomed 101,047 visitors, a slight decrease when compared to June 2014. Looking at the bigger picture, Calendar Year-to-Date arrivals are up by 2%, as well as Fiscal Year-to-Date arrivals by 1.6%.
The Guam Live International Music Festival, held June 5-6, and the Guam Micronesia Island Fair, held June 12-14, also assisted with a boost in daily arrivals days prior to the GVB signature events. Arrivals on June 4th showed a 27.5% increase, while June 11th arrivals documented growth by 34.8%, compared to the same days last year.
Guam’s second largest market of Korea continues to shine with a 14.3% increase in arrivals for June over last year. Other visitor markets also documented growth and diversification. Arrivals from the People’s Republic of China increased by 34.4%, while arrivals from the Philippines rose by 19.5%. Additional markets that showed growth include the U.S. mainland by 2.6%, Europe by 4.6%, and Palau by 52.4%.
Civilian Sea Arrivals also increased by 139.1% when compared to the previous year.