Yap Public Works & Transportation and Yap Visitors Bureau will work together to remodel and extend the current lobby at the Yap International Airport that will include a canopy over the driveway to shelter the passenger pick up and drop off areas.
Colonia, Yap. Ruud Van Baal, General Manag-er of Manta Ray Bay Resort and Yap Divers, attended the Diving & Resort Travel Expo in Hong Kong recently where he joined the Yap Visitors Bureau’s booth with Jan Mok, public relations representative in Asia for the Yap Visitors Bureau.
Art Mergist, a former Peace Corps Volun-teer and teacher in Yap during the 1970's, has donated his collection of historical artifacts including yearbooks from the school where he taught, paintings and a string of tradi-tional shell money to the Yap Living History Museum in Co-lonia.
The Pacific tourism industry is poised to benefit from the China Pacific Tourism Year initiative announced by President Xi Jinping during the Pacific Leaders’ meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting last November.
Yap Day is the island’s day to celebrate everything Yap – culture, tradition, food, family, community… and scuba diving. It’s the most colorful day of the year with traditional dances, crafts, tattoos, competitions and demonstrations in ceremonial dress.