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Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands advocate who was a member of and spokesperson for I Nasion Chamoru (the Chamoru Nation), an activist organization that promotes indigenous issues such as Chamorro selfdetermination. Santos was a person who challenged, investigated, pursued, and took action. An important part of Santos's legacy is that he caused people to think about and question issues concerning Chamorros and the island. The people of Guam mourn his passing. forecast is the fact that tourism, the leading industry of Guam, has seen both a drop in visitor numbers and a shift to attracting thriftier tourists. By the end of 2002, Guam received 100,000 fewer visitors than it had in 2001 ( PDN, 4 Jan 2003). Just five months into 2003, Guam was already down 100,000 tourists compared to the same period in 2002. Projections estimate this trend will continue through 2003, creating a low not experienced in nearly a decade ( PDN, 28 Jun 2003). Japan's continued economic recession and worldwide travel safety issues have been blamed for this decline. In response, Guam has worked this last year to expand its tourist base, hoping to increase the number of visitors from China and South Korea, but competition from other destinations is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

advocate who was a member of and spokesperson for I Nasion Chamoru (the Chamoru Nation), an activist organization that promotes indigenous issues such as Chamorro selfdetermination. Santos was a person who challenged, investigated, pursued, and took action. An important part of Santos's legacy is that he caused people to think about and question issues concerning Chamorros and the island. The people of Guam mourn his passing. forecast is the fact that tourism, the leading industry of Guam, has seen both a drop in visitor numbers and a shift to attracting thriftier tourists. By the end of 2002, Guam received 100,000 fewer visitors than it had in 2001 ( PDN, 4 Jan 2003). Just five months into 2003, Guam was already down 100,000 tourists compared to the same period in 2002. Projections estimate this trend will continue through 2003, creating a low not experienced in nearly a decade ( PDN, 28 Jun 2003). Japan's continued economic recession and worldwide travel safety issues have been blamed for this decline. In response, Guam has worked this last year to expand its tourist base, hoping to increase the number of visitors from China and South Korea, but competition from other destinations is

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 23, 2004

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