Palau Visitors Authority

Mission Statement

“We are committed to promote our heritage and the unique attractions of Palau through sustainable tourism development and the encouragement of responsible practices.”
“A ki blak a rengmam loldubech e mengeluolu a klebelau ma klechibelau er kid lokiu a osengelel a klebekelel ma klungiolel Belau, lokiu omelemolem el tekoi er a klechedaol ma odbechel lokiu a ungil lulekerreu.”

About PVA

Palau’s first tourist office was established in 1972 under the Economic Development Office of the Trust Territory Government called Palau Tourism Commission. The Tourism Re-Organization Act of 1982 under Palau Public Law 1-49, ended the Tourism Commission and established the Palau Visitors Authority (PVA).

PVA is a semi-autonomous body created by law to promote and encourage the development and marketing of tourism as one of the primary economic sectors of the Republic.

PVA is composed of seven members of the board, appointed by the President, with consent of the Senate. Its primary responsibility is to develop policies and guidelines as a basis for PVA’s operational and marketing direction; it directs policies and work activities of the Authority through the Managing Director, who in turn directs the day to day activities of the organization.

The Board has another key responsibility in that it recommends to the President and the Congress passages of legislation pertaining to tourism. The PVA acts as a liaison between the tourism industry and the community, particularly the states, in accessing and encouraging the establishment of potential tourist sites and suitable activities for the purpose of spreading tourist traffic throughout Palau.

PVA is responsible for generating awareness about tourism to all segments of the community in Palau to ensure that the Palauan people understand what tourism is about, what it does, and how it effects our island nation.


Palau Visitors Authority Associates. Management and Overseas Representatives

Mailing Address and Telephone:

P.O. Box 256, Koror, Republic of Palau 96940
Tel: (680) 488-2793/1930
Fax: (680) 488-1453


General Inquiries:

General E-mail Address:


Palau Visitors Authority Board of Directors, Operations and Associates

Board of Directors  


Chairman Tmetuchl

Mr. Ngiraibelas Tmetuchl

Faustina K. Rehuher-Marugg

Minister Faustina K.


Ms. Marie



Ms. Yumie


Mr. Terrence


Mr. Ngelechel



Mr. Joe Tutii




Management and Staff

Stephanie Nakamura

Ms. Stephanie Nakamura

Managing Director

Kadoi Ruluked

Mr. Kadoi Ruluked
Operations and Program Director

Aiyumu Takada

Aiyumu Takada
Human Resources Manager


Norma Etibek

Norma Etibek
Administrative Assistant

Corine Vickery

Corine Vickery
Customer Service Rep I

Lanny Ngedebud

Lanny Ngedebuu
Customer Service Rep II


Lucia Santos

Lucia F. Santos
Airport Public Relations

Omlei Aderkeroi

Omlei Aderkeroi
Airport Public Relations

John Thanner

John Thanner
Strategic Planning Manager


Sharrise Ngiraked

Sharrise Ngiraked
Strategic Analyst I

Katarina Mad

Katarina Mad
State & Community Manager

Api Wasisang

Api-Sai Wasisang
State & Community Rep I


Andy Vereen

Andrea V. Naivana
Marketing & Programs

Susan Kloulechad

Susan Kloulechad
Branding & Communications

Rondy Ronny

Rondy Ronny
Social Media Rep


Alessa Aguon

Alessa T. Aguon
Sports Marketing Rep

Judy Ann Sabino

Judy Ann Sabino
Accountant I / Asset Manager

Marie Paula Ngoriakl

Maria Paula Ngoriakl
Accountant Clerk