H Å FA ADAI E VERYDAY | JUNE 2019  | Volume 10, Issue No. 1
The Håfa Adai Pledge Program Welcomes
all Four Guam Häagen-Dazs Locations
Guam Visitors Bureau Cultural Heritage Officer Dee Hernandez administered the Håfa Adai Pledge alongisde Häagen-Dazs General Manager, Elaine Dreckman , Häagen-Dazs Fiesta Resort Guam and Micronesia Mall Manager, Nicolette Mesa , Häagen-Dazs Guam Premier Outlet and JP Superstore Manager, Ruben Mortera , and Häagen-Daza Fiesta Resort Guam employees on June 17, 2019. 
The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) joined the Häagen-Dazs locations of Fiesta Resort Guam, Guam Premier Outlets, JP Superstore, and Micronesia Mall at their Fiesta Resort Guam location, Tumon for a delightfully sweet Håfa Adai Pledge signing ceremony.

Häagen-Dazs Fiesta Resort Guam Manager, Nicolette Mesa, shared,” Our Fiesta Resort Guam location has been a part of this program for years. As a company, we are always striving to progress. For this reason, we wanted to have every one of our Guam Häagen-Dazs locations take the pledge while renewing our own. Häagen-Dazs is dedicated to promoting and sharing the island’s culture and spirit with our visitors and local.”

This June, we celebrate Pride Month. The Guam Visitors Bureau would like to thank its community partners such as Häagen-Dazs for taking pride in their island through this pledge and immersion into the Guam Brand through the daily practice of the Håfa Adai Spirit—in how they speak, work, manage, and live.
Håfa Adai Pledge Program Grows at the Guam Micronesia Island Fair
Guam Visitors Bureau Acting President & CEO Bobby Alvarez administers the pledge on the Main Stage of the Plaza de España during the 31st Annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair: Celebrating Peace and Friendship in the Pacific alongside newly inducted members of the Håfa Adai Pledge Program.
The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) joined hundreds of participants of the Guam Micronesia Island Fair at the Hafa Adai Pledge Kids booth located at the Plaza de España.

The Håfa Adai Pledge Kids booth had a number of cultural and educational activities hosted by partners such as UOG Sea Grant, UOG Press, Sling Guam, Fundforte, Chief Hurao Academy, Mario Borja of Sakman Chamorro, weave instructors Kyana Tuncap, Chelsea Cruz, Thomas Torres and mwar mwar instructor Moñeka De Oro designed to help the youth gain a deeper understanding of what the Håfa Adai Pledge is truly about—sharing the Håfa Adai Spirit, protecting our island’s culture, and caring for our natural resources.

The Guam Visitors Bureau extends its thanks to all the partnering organizations and businesses who contributed in making the Håfa Adai Pledge Kids booth a huge success. Moreover, si yu’os ma’ase’ to all the those who took the time to visit our booth and sign up for the pledge this past weekend. It is this combined effort that enables Guam to be a better place to live, work, and visit.
Grand Plaza Hotel Celebrates
22 nd Anniversary with Håfa Adai Pledge 
Guam Visitors Bureau Acting President & CEO Bobby Alvarez and Guam Visitors Bureau Marketing Manager Russell Ocampo administered the Håfa Adai Pledge alongisde Grand Plaza Hotel tenants on June 4, 2019. 
The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) joined the Grand Plaza Hotel and its tenants for its 22nd anniversary at their Tumon location.

Tenants of the Grand Plaza Hotel also joined the program by taking individual Håfa Adai pledges. These include Threads, Kian Corporation: Ocean Venture, ABC Stores, Vapebeast, U.S. Explore and Study, Mixed Arts Movement Training and Fitness Center, and Budget Car Rental. As the newest tenants of the Grand Plaza Hotel, Meskla Enterprises LLC celebrated the restaurant’s grand opening by renewing their pledge made in 2010.

If your business, school, or organization is interested in joining the Håfa Adai Pledge Program, give us a call at (671) 646-5278 or visit us at guamvisitorsbureau.com.
Håfa Adai Pledge Kids at the Guam Micronesia Island Fair
Si yu'os ma'ase' to all who joined the Hafa Adai Pledge Kids at the Guam Micronesia Island Fair. We welcome over 100 new members who took the pledge to protect our island's culture, protect our natural resources, and share the Håfa Adai Spirit! Thank you to our partners UOG Sea Grant, UOG Press, Sling Guam, Fundforte, Mario Borja of Sakman Chamorro, Kyana Tuncap, Chelsea Cruz, Thomas Torres, and Moñeka De Oro for aiding in the success of the event.
Living the Håfa Adai Pledge:
Faustino Tmilchol has been a Security Associate with The Westin Resort Guam for more than four years. He demonstrates the Håfa Adai Spirit through his great attitude and high degree of ethical conduct.

On February 6, 2018, Faustino noticed a child swimming near the pool’s stairs without a floatation device unsupervised. Instead of ignoring the situation, Faustino knew the right thing to do was to find the parents immediately. When Faustino turned around, he noticed the child had got into the deep area of the pool. Without hesitation, he took immediate action and pulled the child out of the water. The parents quickly rushed to Faustino and thanked him for his courage and kindness.

When visitors plan their trips to our beautiful island of Guam, the goal is to have great experiences and create memories. A tragedy is never wanted from a vacation nor meeting unpleasant people. Luckily for these visitors, Faustino prevented what could have been a tragic day on our island. Faustino's act of courage and kind demeanor will forever serve as a representation of the island of Guam and our people's Håfa Adai Spirit to the visiting family. Faustino serves as an example for all, that every day we are responsible for making Guam a better place to live, work, and visit!
Meet our friend Abby Crain , who's the creative dynamo behind The Blue Latitude, which makes amazing hand-crafted bags and leather goods. She's proud to be a small business on the island and extends this hospitality to both local and visitor alike. See how Tourism Works for her and her company!
Good Morning!
Manana Si Yu'os!