NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR MISSILE THREAT WRECKS GUAM’S HOPE FOR 2018 TOURISM BOOM
North Korea’s threats to launch a nuclear missile strike against the U.S. territory of Guam are expected to take a toll on the island’s tourism industry in 2018.
At least 40,000 fewer tourists are expected to visit Guam in the year ahead compared with 2017, according to local media reports confirmed by the Guam Visitors Bureau.
The fiscal year of 2017 was deemed to be the island territory’s best year in tourism, with as many as 1.56 million visitors from South Korea and Japan alone.
That number is expected to drop significantly, however, in the wake of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s renewed threats to target the Pacific island.
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