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 September 25, 2013
Palau Visitor's Authority Names New Managing Director

 Palau Visitors Authority (PVA), the official tourism bureau of the destination of Palau, Micronesia, has recently appointed Mr. Marvin Ngirutang as the Managing Director for PVA.

Most recently, Mr. Ngirutang was the Deputy Chief of Mission for the Manila's Palau Embassy. Additionally, he has held the following appointments throughout his career:

Charge d'Affairs for Palau Embassy Taipei; Deputy Permanent Representative for Palau Mission to the United Nations; and Minister Counselor for Palau Embassy, Washington DC.

Mr. Ngirutang attended University of Hawaii where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He also attended England's Birmingham University to earn his PGD in International Relations and England's Oxford University to earn his Fellow on Law of the Sea.


Located in the westernmost corner of Micronesia, Palau is an archipelago of more than 586 islands with about 20,000 inhabitants and was the world's first official Shark Sanctuary, setting the pace for many other destinations to follow suit. Consistently ranked as one of the world's best dive destinations, Palau is the ultimate paradise for the adventurous traveler, boasting some of the most spectacular water features and beaches as well as the world famous, swim friendly Jellyfish Lake and Rock Islands, which was recently inscribed onto United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. With 1,450 species of fish and 500 species of coral, some have called Palau the "8th Natural Wonder of the World", while others have identified Palau as "One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World."