Micronesia visitors bureaus and tourism firms represent at Japan expo

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — Attracting Japanese travelers to the traditional Pacific resorts of Guam and Saipan remains a

challenge for the islands' tourism industries, but a number of smaller destinations in the Western Pacific playing up their eco-friendly credentials or emphasizing themselves as more "boutique" destinations appear to be faring better.

At least 16 of Guam's tourism sector companies took part in this year's Japan Association of Travel Agents' Tourism EXPO, which ran for three days from Sept. 24 at the Big Sight exhibition center in Tokyo.

A further half a dozen firms from Saipan . . .

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