Governor promotes Guam with South Korea officials, investors, tourism industry

September 8, 2017

                                  Governor Calvo signed a friendly cooperative agreement with the Gwangmyeong

                                  City, South Korea


In continued efforts to promote Guam to potential visitors and investors, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo recently visited Seoul, South Korea.


“In spite of North Korea’s aggressive postures, we have to work hard to promote our island to visitors and investors. We should also show our solidarity with our South Korean neighbors as partners and guests,” Governor Calvo said.


The Guam Visitors Bureau recently announced the challenges it faces with the continued rhetoric from North Korea, including more than 7,000 cancellations of planned visits to Guam  In its news release however, the GVB did not cite any cancellations from South Korea, a growing portion of the Guam tourism picture.


“We need to invest time and resources to help maintain our economy, a primary engine of which is tourism,” Governor Calvo said. “That’s why I was in South Korea, to reassure potential visitors and investors that we are a good destination for their time and investment dollars.”  


The Governor met with the Mayor of Gwangmyeong City, as well as representatives from Hyundai Corporation, Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation, as well as other businesses that are interested in:


• Affordable Housing

• Tourism

• Infrastructure

• Clean Energy

• Real estate acquisition and development.

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