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Guam Visitors Bureau New Official Philippine Representative

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Guam Visitors Bureau New Official Philippine Representative

I went to Guam by way of Guam Visitors Bureau, the official tourism agency for the U.S. Territory of Guam, which gave the go-signal to the previous representative company in the Philippines to fly half-a-dozen media people to Guam; I was representing a travel magazine at that time. For six days, Guam Visitors Bureau toured us around their tiny island state, and showed us the sights, sounds, thrills and food that anyone visiting Guam for the first time, or the nth time, should go, do, listen, watch and savor.

In fact, 18,704 Filipinos have visited Guam just for their 2016 fiscal year, a 52.3 percent increase versus the previous fiscal year. So, what is the total number of people who have visited Guam this year? It’s a staggering 1.51 million visitors, 10 times more than its tiny population of 165,00. Whoa!

The same Guam Visitors Bureau just announced the appointment of Tropical Productions, Inc. as its exclusive and official Philippine Market In-Country Representative. Tropical Productions went through a rigorous selection process by Guam Visitors Bureau with a dozen or so other companies in the Philippines vying for the in-country representative designation. I got this good news from our friend Carmel Carpio, Tropical Productions’ Integrated Marketing Communications Director, who also happens to be the Market Account Director of Guam Visitors Bureau.

Congratulations to Carmel Carpio and the rest of the Tropical Productions team!

In statement released by Guam Visitors Bureau, its President and CEO Nathan Denight says, “GVB thanks all the companies that put in time to submit their proposals and congratulates TPI on being the highest ranked qualified offeror. This is a unique opportunity to work with a company that has local roots. They know the Guam brand well and their expanding marketing network will strengthen the relationship between Guam and the Philippines. We look forward to working with them in promoting the events, activities and attractions that our island paradise has to offer.

In response to Denight’s statement, Tropical Productions CEO EJ Calvo replied back, saying:

We are excited to work with GVB to showcase what makes Guam unique and attract more visitors from the Philippines. We are committed to promoting all our island has to offer, utilizing our international business experience, marketing expertise and resources in the Philippines.

The Guam Visitors Bureau, a non-profit membership corporation, is the official tourism agency for the U.S. Territory of Guam. Among its responsibilities, Guam Visitors Bureau is charged with setting tourism policy and direction; developing and implementing Guam’s tourism strategic and marketing plans; managing programs and activities that enhance and showcase Guam’s people, place, and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience.

Tropical Productions, Inc. (TPI) is a full service Marketing Communications agency that caters to the marketing needs of the company’s internal clients and industry partners. TPI offers advertising, event management, public relations, digital marketing, branding & corporate communication services and specializes in developing and executing content marketing initiatives. Incorporated in 1991 as a Guam corporation, TPI has over 25 years of event management experience and offers a complete suite of live entertainment and event services. In the Philippines TPI is legally incorporated as Calvo Tropical Productions, Inc., with its office located inside Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

To know more about Guam, you may visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Philippine Facebook Page at, or follow them in Instagram via or use @visitguamph.

Sources: Tropical Productions Press Release | Tropical Productions, Inc. | Guam Visitors Bureau

Photo: Tropical Productions Press Release – Left-to-Right: TPI COO John Paul Calvo, GVB Marketing Manager Mark Manglona, and TPI CEO EJ Calvo.



Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 12, 2016 at 5:45 am

Posted in Press Release, Travel & Tourism

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