The Guam Visitors Bureau announced Friday that acting governor Ray Tenorio has signed a proclamation designating May 2017 as Tourism Month.
“Not only are we excited in joining the celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week across the United States, but we are going a step further by proclaiming May 2017 as Tourism Month here [in] Guam,” said GVB president and CEO Nathan Denight. “We are celebrating the people who keep the visitor industry moving forward and the progress we’ve made in the over 50 years tourism has existed in our island paradise. Tourism works to support more than 20,000 jobs in our community, fund projects and programs that sustain our Chamorro culture and improve the quality of life for everyone that calls Guam home.”
The proclamation signing was followed by a Tourism Works award ceremony. Students in WAVE (Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically) Clubs competed for prizes in poster and video contests.
Video contest, high school
First place: Jerrycoh Bondoc, Simon Sanchez High School
Second place: Marilea Torcelino, Simon Sanchez High School
Poster contest, middle school
First place: Angela Topacio, Astumbo Middle School
Poster contest, elementary school
First place: Timothy Nucum, Adacao Elementary School
Second place: Mikaela Tibayan, Tamuning Elementary School
Third place: Alvin Nuque, Wettengel Elementary School (GVB)