Guam Visitors Bureau Showcases Island Fun, Chamorro Culture At LA Times Travel Show

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Show Highlights Include “The Hafa Adai Show”, Lucky Draw for Airline Ticket to Guam. Guam's beautiful scenery, great diving and vibrant Chamorro culture, including dancing and crafts on display at LA Times Travel Show February 22 - 24 at Booth #1111

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) ( showcased the rich beauty, island history and vibrant Chamorro culture of Guam at the LA Times Travel Show February 22 - 24, 2013.

At the show, GVB will feature Chamorro cultural demonstrations along with two destination seminars on island attractions, including military history, beaches, shopping, nightlife and more.    

The “Hafa Adai Cultural Dance Show,” performed by the Kutturan Chamorro Foundation from San Diego, California, will be showcased several times a day between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, at the GVB booth #1111.

“Guam is a diverse and unique place and known for its warmth hospitality and closeness of Guam’s Chamorro culture”, said Ms. Pilar Laguaña, GVB Marketing Manager. “Our unique heritage is one of the things that sets our island apart from other island locations”.

Also, in partnership with United Airlines, GVB is giving away one round-trip ticket from the West Coast of the U.S. to Guam. All visitors to the Guam exhibit over the age of 18 can enter to win the round-trip ticket. No purchase is necessary. The lucky draw will be made on a later date and announced on the VisitGuam USA Facebook page. The winner will also be notified by email.

“This is an amazing opportunity to visit our island and see its beauty and heritage firsthand,” added Ms. Laguaña.” Thanks to United Airlines for partnering with us.”

At the show the GVB will also launch its “Show Us Your Chamorro” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to encourage U.S.-based people of Chamorro heritage to connect via social media to share their special stories and memories about Guam and being a Chamorro. More information is available on the Visit Guam USA Facebook page.

The Guam Visitors Bureau exhibit will be located in Booth #1111.

To learn more about the travel show visit

Guam is a tropical island territory of the United States that is rich with cultural heritage and pride. Guam is located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific and is the largest of the Micronesian islands and the southernmost island in the Mariana Islands chain. Because of its western location from the International Date Line, Guam is the first to experience the new day in the United States; hence Guam is “Where America’s Day begins.”

For More Information:
Karl A. Pangelinan, General Manager
Email: karl.pangelinan(at)visitguam(dot)org

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