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RODRIGUEZ CALLS ON TOURISM, OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFCIALS AND EXPERTS TO ROUNDTABLE MEETING TO DISCUSS STATE OF TOURISM AND IMPACTS TO ISLAND.

 

Tamuning, Guam.  Tourism Committee Chairman, Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr., has called for a Roundtable Meeting on Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00pm at the Guam Congress Building to discuss the state of affairs in tourism and the potential impacts a shift in projections for the remainder of 2017 and 2018 may have.

 

President and CEO of the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), Mr. Nathan Denight, his management team and Board of Directors have been invited to present the status of visitor arrivals to Guam, the efforts proposed in mitigating the decline in visitor arrivals, and to provide an update on all markets among the matters to be discussed.

 

Senator Rodriguez has also invited the agency heads of the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport (GIAA), the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA), the Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR), the Department of Revenue and Taxation (DRT), the government’s Chief Economist, the President of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA), and other stakeholders to actively participate at the October 20th roundtable meeting.

 

“We need to bring all our minds and efforts together to address recent developments in our number one industry.  We ought to move quickly to devise an economic assistance plan that takes into consideration the current environment and provide strategies to help our local businesses, our workforce, our government, and our people weather this out on both a short and long term basis,”  according to Senator Rodriguez.

 

“The eventualities of a softer tourism outlook as previously projected needs to be understood by all and, by calling all our leaders and experts in the field is a first step toward working on a unified front to minimize any negative impacts to our people,” Rodriguez added.

 

All interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend the October 20th meeting to provide input on this important matter.  The Committee on Tourism expects to hold follow up meetings to ensure all efforts are transparent and followed through.  Follow up meeting dates will be announced at a later time.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr. at 649-8638.

 

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