Survey: Guam residents largely favorable to island tourism, but a growing number think there are too

It's been seven years since the Guam Visitors Bureau last formally looked into the attitudes of Guam residents toward the tourists who have been flocking to the island in increasing numbers over the years.

The just released Survey of Tourism Attitudes of Residents was carried out for GVB by the Guam-based firm Market Research & Development, starting in January. The full report was released in June.

Understandably, the GVB emphasized the positives of the STAR survey, such as the 69 percent who believed that tourism has a positive impact on them, their families and Guam overall.