The Guam Visitors Bureau received the President’s “E” Award for export service on May 22 from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. GVB was recognized for its Tourism 2020 strategic plan development and engagement, which resulted in record-breaking growth and its efforts to expand into the Chinese tourism market, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross stated in the award letter to GVB.
Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies that demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients. U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the Guam Visitors Bureau with the President’s “E” Award for export service at a ceremony on May 22 in Washington, D.C. (From left) Ross; Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Guam’s delegate to Congress; Antonio Muña Jr., vice president; Pilar Laguaña, director of global marketing, both with Guam Visitors Bureau; and Kenneth Hyatt, acting undersecretary for international trade, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Photo courtesy of Guam Visitors Bureau