Fri. Jun 21st, 2019

GVB: 1.37 million tourists in 11 months

More than 1.37 million tourists visited Guam during the first 11 months of this fiscal year, a 10-percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to preliminary Guam Visitors Bureau statistics.

And in August, tourist arrivals posted the highest monthly total for Guam’s tourism industry, with more than 144,600 visitors. [restrict]

The previous single-month record of 142,332 was recorded in February this year, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

Guam’s largest market, Japan, reversed months of decline in tourist arrivals with a 7.7 increase compared with the same month the previous year.

GVB’s new signature event, the Guam Summer Beach Fest, contributed to the growth in arrivals, as well as charter flights out of Narita and Nagoya from China Airlines and Uzbekiztan Airways, according to the governor’s office.

Guam Visitors Bureau also marked a milestone as visitor arrivals from South Korea peaked at 46,909, and arrivals from the Philippines also produced a 71 percent increase when compared to the August arrivals 2015.

Guam’s second-largest market, South Korea, showed a 9.8-percent increase in August compared to the same month last year.

However, arrivals from the China market posted a 37-percent dip, Hong Kong a 14-percent slide, and Taiwan, an 11-percent decrease. [/restrict]


ICB Bank and Pangea Foundation to cooperate on a password-based financial services business

June 14, 2019 - Palau ICB Bank will launch new financial services based on the Pangea Foundation and cryptography promote business.

ICB Bank on Thursday, the cryptographic currency foundation Pangea (PAN) and block chain-based cryptography and signed business agreement to promote the financial services business.

ICB Bank uses the Pangea Foundation's password currency 'Pangea' to combine financial services. We plan to jointly promote various Pin Tech businesses.

In particular, ICB Bank is working with Pangea Foundation. ICB Bank promote issuance of visa cards and master cards based on cryptography. The company is releasing debit cards that can be settled as collateral.

If a Visa or Master Card is actually issued, payment will be made in everyday life anywhere in the world. It is becomes possible, consumers can use the Visa/Master Card on-line merchant's Bitcoin, Ethereum.

The bank, a financial institution works with the Cryptographic Fund to provide financial services that can be applied in everyday life. The roll out is expected to be the first in the block chain pin tech industry.

An official from the Pangea Foundation said, "Working with the bank, in the future, global credit card companies and we will expand services to Eurpoe, Latin America and other countries in connection with possible banks." he said.

On the other hand, Cryptography Pangea (PAN) is an ERC20-based token used for remittance and payment. Adds a centralize authentication agreement to decentralized lenders technology for faster transaction rates. Billing platform at the same time. Currently, Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Europe, etc. and the Cryptographic Exchange of eight countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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