‘Marianagenic’ sites on Instagram


The Marianas Visitors Authority has launched a “Marianagenic” promotion on Instagram and other social media platforms in Japan to highlight picture-perfect scenes in the Marianas.

The MVA recently premiered the first 24 of an anticipated 40-plus features from Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.

Geo Graphic Inc. was in the Marianas on Oct. 13-19, 2017, to capture the sites for the MVA’s website in Japan, which receives 15,000 unique users each month.

At the same time, for the next three months Japanese travelers earn a chance to win a pair of airline tickets from Narita to Saipan by following the MVA’s Instagram or Twitter accounts or liking its Facebook page in Japan and posting their favorite images of the Marianas with the hashtag #Marianagenic.

“’Marianagenic’ is another great example of the innovative ideas we are pursuing to reach Japanese travelers in new ways and create a revived image of the Marianas in Japan,” said MVA managing director Christopher A. Concepcion. “Not only do we anticipate that these photogenic places will grow in popularity, but some travel agencies are working on optional tours around these sites, like a bucket list for photographs in the Marianas.”

The images are posted at japan.mymarianas.com/marianagenic/.

Highlighted sites on Rota are Sinapalu and Songsong, Swimming Hole, Teteto Beach, Japanese-era Sugar Mill, Rubin Dive Shop, and Coral Garden.

Sites on Tinian include Broadway, San Jose village, Taga Beach, Tachogna Beach, Carolinas Lookout, JC Café, Cyber Coffee Shop, Unai Chulu Beach, Mt. Lasso, House of Taga, Khan’s Pizza House, Lucky Qiang, and U-save Market. Sites on Saipan include Wing Beach, Marianas Trekking, Kensington Hotel Saipan, Micro Beach, Saipan International Airport, Ladder Beach, Smiling Cove, Managaha, Old Man by the Sea, Sugar Dock, Mt. Carmel Cathedral, San Vicente, Sugar King Park, Garapan, I Love Saipan, Navy Hill, Capitol Hill, Mt. Tapochao, Obyan Beach, and Forbidden Island.

Hotels and other accommodations include Rota Resort & Country Club, Bay View Hotel, Valentino Hotel, Tinian Ocean View Hotel, Mariana Resort & Spa, Aqua Resort Club, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Grandvrio Resosrt, Saipan World Resort, Fiesta Resort & Spa, and Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort. (MVA)

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