Marianas Variety

Last updateSat, 17 Nov 2018 12am

Headlines:

     

     

     

     

     

    Friday, November 16, 2018-12:29:09P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

Font Size

Settings

MVA, Jeju Air host Russian travel agents, media

(MVA) — Media familiarization tours to the Marianas have resumed in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu with Korea’s “Law of the Jungle” filming in Tinian and Rota over the last several days and more fam tours anticipated after the re-opening of the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport on Nov. 15, 2018.

Click to enlarge
Russian media representatives visit Rota on Oct. 19, 2018 on a familiarization tour organized by the Marianas Visitors Authority and Jeju Air.  From left are Yuriy Smityuk, TASS photographer; Valeria Shapovalova, Instagram  blogger; Alena Filimonova, MVA Russia PR; and Travel Trade manager, Olga Kuskova, travel journalist.
Russian travel agents visit the Cave Museum Rota in Oct.18, 2018. From left are Olga Khodakova, manager of PrimClub travel agency; Svetlana Borisenko, Jeju Air representative; Eugenia Melyukhina, head of Leguna travel agency; and Anastasia Tsymbal, manager of Biletur travel agency.
Russian media representatives visit the Cave Museum Rota on Oct.19, 2018.   From left are Valeria Shapovalova, Instagram blogger; Alena Filimonova, MVA Russia PR; Travel Trade manager, Olga Kuskova, travel  journalist;  Cave  Museum  Rota  owner  Mercedes Taisacan;  MVA social  media  marketing specialist Rizza Janairo, and Yuriy Smityuk, TASS photographer.
Russian media representatives visit the House of Taga on Tinian on Oct.18, 2018. From left are Alena Filimonova, MVA PR and Travel Trade manager; Yuriy Smityuk, TASS photographer; Olga Kuskova, travel journalist; Valeria Shapovalova, Instagram blogger; and MVA social media marketing specialist Rizza Janeiro.
Russian media representatives visit the Northern Mariana Islands Museum of History & Culture on Saipan on Oct. 20, 2018.  From left are Valeria Shapovalova, Instagram blogger; Olga Khodakova, PrimClub Travel Agency manager; Anastasia Tsymbal, Biletur Travel Agency manager; Olga Kuskova, travel journalist; Museum Director Danny Aquino; Yuriy Smityuk, TASS photographer; Alena Filimonova, MVA Russia PR and Travel Trade manager; Svetlana Borisenko, Jeju Air representative, and Eugenia Melyukhina, head of Laguna Travel Agency.  MVA photos

Banking on convenient flight connections from the Russian Far East to the Marianas via Seoul, the Marianas Visitors Authority and Jeju Air also recently organized a fam tour for Russian travel agents and media.

The eight-member tour group visited Tinian, Rota, and Saipan on Oct. 17-21, 2018, to survey a wide variety of activities available for visitors.

“We were very pleased to organize this fam tour in cooperation with our airline partner Jeju Airline and to share our beautiful Marianas with travel agents who work closely with the airline and sell tours to the Marianas and media representatives,” said MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion.

“Travel agents had a busy schedule of hotel inspections to create and propose the best options for Russian tourists traveling to the Marianas, while the media representatives were creating photo- and video- content for intensive promotion of the destination on SNS, online and offline media sources. Russian visitors are important to The Marianas, and we ‘warmly’ welcome them, especially during the winter months!”

The media representatives included a blogger, a photographer and a journalist from Vladivostok, who will encourage high media coverage of the destination’s advantages in SNS and other media sources and whose photos and videos will be added to the MVA promotional library.

Accompanied by MVA marketing specialist Hillary Agulto and social media marketing specialist Rizza Janairo, the group had an opportunity to explore the beautiful nature, historical sites, museums, and other tourist sites during extensive tours of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.  Stops included the Northern Mariana Islands Museum of History & Culture, American Memorial Park, Grotto, Kalabera Cave, Managaha, historic World War II North Field and House of Taga on Tinian, the Cave Museum on Rota, other historical sites and monuments, and more.   The group also enjoyed a sunset cruise aboard the Jade Lady, the Garapan Street Market, and the Joyful Cultural Dinner Show at the Fiesta Resort & Spa.

Participating travel agencies were PrimClub, Laguna and Biletur.   Participating media outlets were a travel journalist from Siberian Travel Portal, an Instagram blogger and a photographer from TASS media agency.