The Dusit Thani Guam Resort recently played host to the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s annual summit attended by more than 500 delegates from over 30 international tourism destinations.
The summit took place from the 18th – 21st of May and enabled the resort to showcase the island’s only convention centre. The event helped to draw attention to Guam’s strengths for international travellers and the hotel’s capacity to host major conventions as the island aims to become a preferred MICE destination.
During the PATA conference the Dusit Thani Guam Resort’s General Manager, Mr Dean Huntsman, was awarded the EarthCheck Bronze Certification, presented by PATA delegate and EarthCheck CEO, Mr Stewart Moore. The certification recognizes not only the hotel’s commitment to benchmark its environmental sustainability practices but also that is the first on Guam to achieve this distinction.
The PATA conference theme was ‘Exploring the Secrets of the Blue Continent’ and speakers included: Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance; Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing in Asia Pacific for TripAdvisor; Daniel Levine, Director of The Avant-Guide Institute; Eric Ricaurte, Founder and CEO of Greenview; and David Topolewski, CEO of Qooco.
The Dusit Thani Guam Resort, situated on the island’s magnificent Tumon Bay, is the island’s newest 5-star resort surrounded by sparkling clear waters, pristine beaches and lush tropical gardens. The hotel recently launched its magnificent Villa Suites, ranging from 177-982 sq. metres, which feature contemporary furnishings and floor to ceiling windows that offer natural light and dramatic views over the Bay. The Dusit Thani Guam Resort is also home to the Guam Convention Centre, the largest conference centre in Micronesia, with over 1,169 sq. metres of flexible event space.