Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017
Guam’s spectacular natural attractions are the foundation of its tourism sector. As per a panel of business and tourism professionals, the authority of Guam is highly focused on adopting ecologically sound practices that would safeguard nature.
Various industry leaders and experts discussed with the attendees at the University of Guam’s Island Sustainability Conference on Wednesday which took place at the Hyatt Regency Guam. The progress of island toward ecotourism was the main issue to consider.
Nate Denight, CEO of the Guam Visitors Bureau; Jeff Schindler, general manager of UnderWater World, Steve Kasperbauer, Alupang Beach Club president; Fred Schumann, associate professor at University of Guam’s School of Business and Public Administration; and David Tydingco, managing director of Valley of the Latte Adventure Park had graced the panel.
Schumann defined ecotourism, ‘responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment sustains the well-being of local people and evolves interpretation and education.’ Schuman also said that tourism is critical for a small island area like Guam and to earn the maximum revenue, sustainability of the environment and business is the key to it.
After spending 31 long years in the tourism business, Kasperbauer highlighted the fact that ecology and economy can work hand in hand to boost the industry and defend the environment. The eastern region of Agana Bay was extensively polluted in 1970’s. To enhance tourism, the bay was cleaned up receiving huge number of visitors now.
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