Guam Visitors Bureau to hold Travel Talks webinar on tourism recovery

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Published 12:26 p.m. ChT Aug. 1, 2020


The Guam Visitors Bureau in Tumon, June 26, 2020. (Photo: Frank San Nicolas/PDN)

The Guam Visitors Bureau, a nonprofit membership corporation, presents a new Travel Talks webinar series.

The series aims to educate and inspire GVB members and industry stakeholders to re-imagine their businesses as Guam begins its tourism recovery efforts, according to a GVB news release.

The agency will partner with different experts in each webinar that will equip participants with key practices and preventive measures to safely and warmly welcome visitors back, the release stated.

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The first free webinar, “Reshaping the Guest Experience,” will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 7 and will feature a panel of international industry experts in hospitality.

Carl T.C. Gutierrez (Photo: Courtesy of the Guam Visitors Bureau)

“GVB is proud to connect experts beyond our shores to our industry partners in exploring the best practices and concepts that help businesses adapt to this COVID-19 era,” said former Gov. Carl T.C. Gutierrez, GVB president and CEO. “I want to personally invite everyone to participate in this webinar series. We look forward to reshaping the travel experience to be even more safe and enjoyable for all.”

The panel of speakers include:

  • Thomas Wenger, senior vice president of Enderun Hotels, a hospitality management solutions provider in the Philippines;
  • Bel Castro, assistant dean of the College of International Hospitality Management of Enderun Colleges; and
  • Rey Moraga, front office manager of Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The Travel Talks webinar series is free and available to everyone. To register, visit

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