Press Releases

 

November 2014

Nov. 21  NMI October 2014 Arrival Trends

Nov. 20  Korea's Major Travel Agencies Tour Saipan, Tinian

Nov. 19   Busan Travel Agents Tour Saipan, Tinian

Nov. 14   H.I.S. Opens Charter Flights from Russia to CNMI

Nov. 13  Christmas in the Marianas Throughout December

Nov. 5     Key Travel Club Meets in Saipan

Nov. 5.    MTEC Begins Annual School Outreach

Nov. 5     Tokyo MXTV Films in Saipan, Tinian, Rota

October 2014

Oct. 24    DOCOMO PACIFIC Benefits MTEC

Oct. 24    Taiwanese Find Love in Tinian

Oct. 17     NMI September 2014 Arrival Trends  

Oct. 16    MVA Joins 2014 JATA Tourism Expo

Oct. 16     21st Annual Rota Blue Triathlon on Nov. 15  

Oct. 10     Russian FAM Tour Visits Saipan, Tinian, Rota  

Oct. 10     Cleanup Team Hits Grotto

Oct. 9       MVA International Festival of Cultures a Success

Oct. 2       Jeju Air Launches Seoul-Saipan Flights  

Oct. 2       Saipan, Tinian, Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands Now of Street Views of Google Maps

Oct. 2       2014 Bud Light Luta Fishing Derby on Oct. 10-11  

Oct. 2      Modern Bride Mag to Feature Saipan, Tinian 

Oct. 1      Parade of Cultures on Oct. 4

September 2014

Sept. 30    MVA Donates Dive Rope to NMDOA

Sept. 30    Japan's SNS Queen Tours Saipan

Sept. 25    Polynesia to Headline International Festival

Sept. 19    NMI August 2014 Arrival Trends

Sept. 17    International Festival of Cultures Makes Solid Start

Sept. 9     18 Cultures at International Festival of Cultures

Sept. 8     NMI Gets Warm Welcome at Nippon Domannak Festival

Sept. 8     International Festival of Cultures Spans Asia-Pacific

August 2014

Aug. 28   International Festival of Cultures Kicks Off Sept. 14, 2014

Aug. 28   Korea's SISTAR Premieres Music Video Filmed in Saipan

Aug. 21   MVA Begins Work on Tour Guide Certification Program

Aug. 18   NMI July 2014 Arrival Trends

Aug. 14   MVA Preps for Domannaka, JATA Travel Showcase

Aug. 13   NMDOA, MVA, Parks & Rec Cleanup Grotto

Aug. 11   MVA Supports Media Filming, Photography, Stories

Aug. 7   Celebrities Lee Seung-hyun and Qi Wei Wed in Saipan

July 2014

July 25   Sankei Sports Shimbun Features Saipan Fishing

July 25   Taiwan Travel Agents Tout Saipan, Tinian Attractions

July 24   Golf, Diving Take Centerstage on Media FAMs

July 23   Ethnic Groups Sought for Interantional Festival of Cultures

July 18   NMI June 2014 Arrival Trends

July 16   Winners Repeat at Swimming Festival in Managaha

July 16   MVA's International Festival of Cultures in September

June 2014

June 30  Media Visit to Promote Hong Kong Charter Flights

June 23  NMI May 2014 Arrival Trends

June 20  Swimming Festival Registration Deadline on June 27

June 19  Happy Children in Paradise Returns July 1

June 17  San Antonio Elementary Joins Beautify My Marianas

June 17  Matua Riders Group Cleans Garapan St.

June 12  Japan's Music Bird Radio Sings Praises fo NMI

June 12  MVA Holds GMM on July 3

June 10  Chinese Media Offer Taste of the Marianas 

June 10  Good Morning Russia Films Shows in Saipan

June 10  Japanese Media Continue Interest in Northern Marianas

June 10  Tianjin TV Airs Five Episodes on Northern Marianas

June 9    Taiwan Intern to the Marianas Shares Island Warmth

June 9    Snorkel Around Managaha on June 28

June 5    Taiwan's Star TV Explores Saipan, Tinian

June 3    Happy Children in Paradise Returns July 1

May 2014

May 29   MTEC Thanks MY WAVE Club Advisors

May 29   NMI April 2014 Arrival Trends

May 20   Taste of the Marianas a Blast

May 19   Taste of the Marianas Week 2 Twice the Fun

May 20   Google Photographing Saipan, Tinian, Rota

May 7     Taste of the Marianas Kicks Off

May 7     MVA Exhibits at SITT in Russia

May 6     Suicide Cliff Improvements Made

May 6     MTEC Helps Students Engage Sports Tourism

May 1     JSTA Kicks Off Tourism Month with Cleanup

May 1     MVA Joins Travel & Island Fairs

April 2014

April 25   NMI March 2014 Arrival Trends

April 25   MVA Joins Moscow Luxury Travel Fair

March 2014

March 26  Registration Deadline for Saipan Marathon Extended to April 2

March 20  NMI February 2014 Arrival Trends

March 11  Registration Deadline for Saipan Marathon on March 14

March 11  MVA Installs Additional Grotto Outlook

March 6  Travel Agents from Hangzhou Tour Saipan

February 2014

PR NMI January 2014 Arrival Trends

MVA Reaches Out to 48,000 at Japan Golf Fair

MVA Aids Four Japan Media FAMS in January

MTEC Visits Saipan Southern High, Tinian

MTEC Sends Tiglao to Guam Tourism Summit

Early Bird Registration Deadline for Saipan Marathon on March 7

Charter Flights Start from Hangzhou and Tianjin to Saipan

Beach Volleyball Style to Feature Marianas Cup

Saipan Marathon Set for April 19, 2014

January 2014

PR Tinian Hot Pepper Festival on Feb. 15-16, 2014

Sankei Sports Features Saipan on New Year's Day

PR NMI December 2013 Arrival Trends

Marianas Coffee Trail Run Early Bird Deadline on Jan. 23

Christmas in the Marianas: An Escape from Winter

China's Holiday Travel Films in Saipan

Beautify My Marianas Open to All Groups

December 2013

MVA Approves $1M for Destination Enhancement

NMI November 2013 Arrival Trends

Sony Conducts Blogger FAM in Saipan

Expanded Christmas in the Marianas Set

Men's Health Magazine Covers Hell of the Marianas

Mochitsuki Festival at Paseo de Marianas

7th Marianas Coffee Trail Run on Jan. 25

November 2013

Jimin Kaikau Kaigi Visits Saipan

MTEC Essay Contest Winners Receive Prizes

111 Join 20th Rota Blue Triathlon

Christmas in the Marianas Throughout December

Dynamic Airways Begins Saipan-Seoul Service

Japanese Sports Publications Visit NMI

MTEC MY WAVE Tourism Summit Draws 300+ Students

MVA Appoints Marketing Representative in Russia

MVA Targets Guam Military at Travel Fair

NMI October 2013 Arrival Trends

North China Media Savor Sunshine in NMI

Russian Magazines Highlight Northern Marianas

Southern TV Guangdong in NMI this Week

October 2013

Oct. 11 PR 2013 Bud Light Rota Fishing Derby on Oct. 11-12

Oct. 10  PR NMI to Gain $45M in Russian Ad Exposure

Oct. 4  PR Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant Films in Saipan, Tinian

September 2013

$6.2-M Exposure for NMI from Community Athletes Show

Marianas Pacific Paddlers Beautify My Marianas

MTEC Announces Tourism Essay Contest

MTEC/MY WAVE Tourism Summit on Oct. 30

MVA Joins 2013 JATA Travel Showcase

NMI August 2013 Arrival Trends

Shanghai TV Tapes in Saipan, Tinian

August 2013

Historic Saipan Sugar King Train Restored

Homeliving & Style Magazine Visits Saipan

Japan Blogger Mom to Promote NMI

MTEC Gears UP for New School Year

NMI Joins 15th Annual Nippon Domannaka Festival

NMI July 2013 Arrival Trends

July 2013

Delta Supports Saipan International Fishing Tournament

14 Travel Agents Complete Marianas Study Tour

CREA Traveller to Give NMI $120K Ad Exposure

Groups Call All to Beautify My Marianas

NMI June 2013 Arrival Trends

June 2013

Happy Children in Paradise Returns July 1

Kimura & Tan Win Again at Flipper Tournament

Marine Diving Magazine to Cover Flipper Tournament

Mesngon Lands Biggest at Rota Cliff Fishing Tournament

NMI May 2013 Arrival Trends

Oceana Visits Saipan, Rota

Rota Cliff Fishing Derby on June 14-16

Saipan International Fishing Tournament on July 13-14

Tinian Visitors Mark Tourism Month

May 2013

MTEC Visits Dandan Elementary

PATA Micronesia Pays Courtesy Call on NMI Governor

2,500+ Join Taste of the Marianas Kick-off

Bunao Tops Pie-eating Competition at Taste

Gourmet Road to Feature Taste of the Marianas

Gueverra Takes Bartenders Cocktail Competition

NMI April 2013 Arrival Trends

Swim Around Managaha on June 15

Tinian Turquoise Blue on June 22

April 2013

April 29   100+ Join Tourism Industry Cleanup

April 29   15th Annual Taste of the Marianas Starts on May 4

Kagman Elementary Talks Tourism

Khabarovsk Flights to NMI Begin

MTEC Continues Youth Outreach

NMI March 2013 Arrival Trends

NMI February 2013 Arrival Trends

Sankei Shimbun to Tout Historic Tours of Saipan

March 2013

March 8  MVA Joins 2013 Japan Golf Fair

March 5 Saipan Sports Fest Begins on March 8

$1.2M in Wedding Coverage for NMI

9th Annual Mahi Fishing Derby on March 16

28 Earn 2013 Taga Kids Title

638 Join Saipan Marathon

JTB Travel Agents Visit to Support Osaka Flights

February 2013

Feb. 27  NMI January 2013 Arrival Trends

Feb. 25  Saipan Marathon Draws Japan Media Coverage

Feb. 25  "Beautify My Marianas" Offers Cash for Trash

Feb. 25  Winners Galore at 9th Tinian Hot Pepper Festival

Feb. 11  Ferry, Bike Ride, Fun Run at 9th Tinian Hot Pepper Festival

Feb. 1     Saipan Marathon Registration Deadline on Feb. 8

January 2013

Jan. 30   MTEC Expands Support for MY WAVE Clubs

Jan. 29    6th Annual Marianas Coffee Trail Run Serves 89

Jan. 29    ADDITIONAL PHOTOS 6th Annual Marianas Coffee Trail Run Serves 89

Jan. 28    NMI December 2012 Arrival Trends

Jan. 17    Lower Rates for Marianas Coffee Trail Run

Jan. 15    NMDOA, MVA Give Laulau Beach Facelift

Jan. 15    8th Saipan Marathon on March 2, 2013

Jan. 14    Marianas Coffee Trail Run Applications On-line 

Jan. 11    9th Tinian Hot Pepper Festival on Feb. 16-17

Jan. 3      Japan Saipan Travel Association Leads Garapan Holiday Cleanup

December 2012

Dec. 27   NMI November 2012 Arrival Trends

Dec. 20   Saipan-da! to Greet Holiday Travelers

Dec. 20   Christmas in the Marianas Moichitsuki Festival on Dec. 22

Dec. 19   Sankei Sports Highlights Saipan Fishing

Dec. 12   Christmas in the Marianas Caroling & Walk on Dec. 15

Dec. 5    Japan Marianas Tourism Club Meets in Saipan

Dec. 5    Christmas in the Marianas Parade on Dec. 8

November 2012

Nov. 30   MTEC Reaches Out to Tinian, Rota Students

Nov. 30   NMI October 2012 Arrival Trends

Nov. 27   Fukushima tops Rota Blue Triathlon

Nov. 26   6th Marianas Coffee Trail Run on Jan. 26, 2013

Nov. 16   NMI September 2012 Arrival Trends

Nov. 4    Olympians to Join Rota Blue Triathlon on Nov. 17

October 2012

Oct. 31   MTEC/MY WAVE Tourism Summit Attracts 250 Students

Oct. 30   Olympus Blog FAM Focuses on NMI

Oct. 30   MVA Joins Taipei International Travel Fair

Oct. 26    NMI August 2012 Arrival Trends

Oct. 26    Vladivostok-Saipan Charter Flights Begin

Oct. 23    MVA Attends Guam Annual Travel Fairs

Oct. 23    MTEC Engages Hopwood Jr. High, Kagman High

Oct. 23    MTEC/MY WAVE Tourism Summit on Oct. 30

Oct. 22    Russian Charter Flights to Northern Marianas Begin Oct. 26

Oct. 10    Docomo Pacific Donates $9K to MTEC

Oct. 10     MTEC Begins Annual School Outreach

Oct. 4       NMI July 2012 Arrival Trends

Oct. 3       China's Sina Weibo Highlights Northern Mariana Is.

Oct. 2       Brand USA Gives MVA Boost at JATA World Tourism Fair 2012

Oct. 1       MTEC Elects New Board Members

Oct. 1       MVA Joins JATA World Travel Fair 2012

September 2012

Sept. 20    Northern Marianas College Tourism Class Visits the MVA

Sept. 20    Sinounou Recognized as Hero

Sept. 19    "Wonder Airport" Visits Saipan, Tinian, Rota

Sept. 14    MTEC Annual Membership Meeting on Sept. 20

Sept. 13    China FAM Tour Explores Saipan, Tinian, Rota

Sept. 10    MVA, Aviacharter DV Promote Russian Charters

August 2012

Aug. 31     MVA Highlights NMI Culture at Domannaka Festival

Aug. 30     NMI June 2012 Arrival Trends

Aug. 27     Korean Media to Explore Golf on Saipan, Rota

Aug. 20      Marianas Tourism Education Council Seeks New Members

Aug. 17     MVA to Join Brand USA at JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase

Aug. 6        MVA Launches Chinese Website

Aug. 1        19th Rota Blue Triathlon Set for Nov. 17, 2012

July 2012

July 31       Balan Rules Rota Cliff Fishing Derby

July 27        MVA Promotes Healthy Lunchtime Winner

July 26        MVA Launches Facebook, Twitter Contest

July 25        NMI May 2012 Arrival Trends

July 25        Rota Cliff Fishing Derby Gets Ready

July 25        Record Marlin at Saipan International Fishing Tournamnet

July 19        MVA Promotes Russian Charter Flights

July 9           Saipan International Fishing Tournament on July 14-15

June 2012

June 28        Saipan Duo Tops Flipper Race Tournament

June 27         "Happy Children in Paradise" Turns 13

June 26         Marianas Visitors Authority Opens China Offices

June 26         NMI April 2012 Arrival Trends

June 20         Japan Olympic Medalist to Joint Saipan Flipper Race

June 13         Miyazuka Tops 2012 Tinian Turquoise Blue Triathlon

June 7            MVA, Saipan Air Announce New Flights from Japan, China

June 4            4th Saipan International Open Water Flipper Tournament Returns on June 23

May 2012

May 24            Guevarra Serves Up Best Cocktail at "Taste"

May 24            Top Korean Newspaper to Visit Northern Mariana Islands

May 23            Tinian Turquoise Blue Triathlon Returns June 2

May 16            Necesito Tops "Taste," Again

May 10            Taste of the Marianas Gets Cookin'

April 2012

April 30            Marianas Seminar Held in Japan

April 26            Golden Week, Tourism Month Ahead

April 26            NMI February 2012 Arrival Trends

April 17            Tourism Month, Taste of the Marianas Return in May 2012

April 16            MVA Launches Public Online Calendar

April 13            31 Compete in Taga Kids Triathlon

April 10             MVA Touts NMI to Chinese Golfers

April 10             8th Annual Mahi Fishing Derby on April 14

April 9               Visa-free Northern Marianas Woos Russians at MITT

April 5               U.S. Ambassadaor McFaul Meets NMI Delegation

April 5               MHS Hospitality & Tourism Class Welcomes MTEC

March 2012       

March 21           NMI January 2012 Visitor Arrivals Up 10%

March 15            MVA Begins CNMI Master Tourism Plan Update

March 13            MVA, Partners to Welcome Queen Mary II

March 7              Saipan Marathon Brings $2-million International Publicity

March 6               Borja Joins Guam Tourism Summit

February 2012

February 29        Korean Media Arrive for Saipan Marathon

February 28         2012 Tinian Hot Pepper Festival the Largest Yet

February 28         Saipan Marathon Registers 785

February 16          Tinian Run Ride and Public Boat Trip this Weekend

February 9            Saipan Marathon Attracts Celebrities

February 9            Stars & Stripes Sails for Tinian Hot Pepper Festival

February 9            NMI December 2011 Visitors Arrivals Up 6%

February 6            Japan Golf Mag Visits Saipan Golf Resorts

January 2012

January 31            5th Tinian Hot Pepper Festival on Feb. 18-19, 2012

January 26            Tourism Partners Promote NMI-Osaka Flights

January 26            7th Saipan Marathon Registration Deadline on Feb. 9

January 23            Marianas Coffee Trail Run Welcomes Walkers on Jan. 28

January 16            Marianas Coffee Trail Run: From Philippine Sea to Peak

January 4               NMI November 2011 Visitor Arrivals Up 8%

January 3               Saipan-da Spreads Holiday Cheer

January 3               NMDOA, JSTA Give Time This Holiday Season

 

DECEMBER 2011

December 28        “All About Saipan” Guide To Bring $1.1-M Exposure
December 21        Busan Media FAM To Bring  $1.2-Million Exposure
December 20        Christmas In The Marianas Spreads Cheer
December 20         MTEC Gets Call from Docomo Pacific
December 15         Saipan-da Welcomes Visitors Christmas Day
December 14         Christmas in the Marianas on Dec. 17
December 1           Japan Marianas Tourism Club Meets in Saipan
December 1            Korean Travel Media, AM7 in NMI
December 1            7th Saipan Marathon Set For March 3, 2012

NOVEMBER 2011

November 30         Russian Fam Good For NMI On Russian TV
November 30         NMI October 2011 Visitor Arrivals Down 4%
November 22         Shirato Returns To Top 18th Rota Blue
November 9           MVA Extends Security To Suicide Cliff
November 1           Photo Release NMDOA, MVA Clean Grotto
November 1           Champions Return for Rota Blue Triathlon on Nov. 12
November 1           NMI September 2011 Visitor Arrivals Down 15%


OCTOBER 2011

October 28            MTEC/MY WAVE Tourism Summit Rallys Youth
October 26            250 to Join MTEC/MY WAVE Tourism Summit
October 20            MVA Seeks Funding for Additional Security
October 18            MTEC MY WAVE Tourism Summit Oct. 27
October 13            22 Join Rota Cliff Fishing Derby


AUGUST 2011

August 16             Local Businesses Support Nagoya FAM Tour
August 10             Media to Support Fly Micronesia Nagoya-Saipan Flights
August 4                NMI June 2011 Visitor Arrivals Down 17%

 

JULY 2011

July 21                   Russian TV Show to $45-M Publicity on NMI Uniqueness
July 20                   Japan NHK TV to Feature Tinian
July 18                   $10K+ for Grabs at Saipan International Fishing Tournament