Business has been promoting Chamorro culture for over 20 years
TUMON, Guam—The Guam Visitors Bureau announced yesterday that Fish Eye Marine Park is now the newest member of the Håfa Adai Pledge family. The pledge signing ceremony took place at the visitors center across the street from their ocean observatory in Piti.
During the ceremony, Fish Eye Marine Park general manager Akihiro Tani shared that the company decided to take the pledge to show its commitment in spreading the Håfa Adai Spirit and culture. Supporting the Håfa Adai Pledge would ultimately help to flourish the Chamorro culture at the establishment.
Marine Park senior manager Renny Loren presented the pledges stating, “We pledge to commit to sharing the Håfa Adai spirit to all our customers, not only to those visiting from overseas but to those living on island. We have and will continue to display more Chamorro signs and artwork throughout our property as well as continue to include a selection of local dishes in our lunch and dinner buffet. In the near future, we plan to gradually incorporate Chamorro music and language to our island-style dinner show. Our last pledge is to share the Håfa Adai Pledge spirit, with the help of our management and staff, through our unique and warm hospitality to all our customers.”
Fish Eye Marine Park has been the main ocean observatory in Guam since 1996. Since then, this popular tourist site attracts over 180,000 visitors annually. The underwater observatory is built in the Piti Bomb Hole Marine Preserves and offer locals and tourists different tours that show off the island’s marine life. The visitors center is home to the island-style dinner show is a cultural dinner performance that showcases the culture of the islands.
The park has already been promoting the Håfa Adai spirit for the past 20 years and celebrated its anniversary in April.
About the pledge
The Håfa Adai Pledge program is the cornerstone of the Guam Visitors Bureau’s local community branding campaign. In its seventh year, the Håfa Adai Pledge program has grown steadily in the number of participants as well as the commitment of individual pledges. In March of 2016, GVB reached a significant milestone, welcoming its 600th pledge, representing more than 33,000 individuals from private businesses, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations that have joined the Håfa Adai Pledge program. (GVB)