4% growth projected for Guatemalan tourism

The Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat) projects that for 2009 they will have a 3% to 4% growth.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

According to prensalibre.com "Roberto Robles, Inguat director, said that the figures that have been projected were made taking into consideration the global economic situation which is affecting the main countries which sends tourists to our country, especially the United States.

At the close of 2008, according to preliminary data from Inguat, there were 1.7 million visitors, an increase of 4.35%. This year there could be between 1.75 million and 1.768 million visitors if the predictions by authorities are correct.

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September 2012

As of July 1, 069, 805 visitors have entered the country, 2.3% more than in the same period in 2011.

According to the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Intur), during the same period, the amount of foreign exchange recorded increased by 1.4%, with $784 million coming in.

Tourism Up 17% in First Half 2010

November 2010

From January to June 2010 a total of 4.556.526 tourists visited Central America, 651.682 more than the same period of 2009.

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Guatemala: Tourism to Grow 3% in 2009

December 2009

The growth projection was raised after better-than-expected visitors in November.

165.759 tourists entered the country in November 2009, a 19% increase when compared to the same month of 2008.

Prensalibre.com reports: "Roberto Robles, Inguat director, projects the sector will close 2009 with a growth of 3%".

Costa Rica tourism to growth by 8 or 9%

October 2008

The National Chamber of Tourism in Costa Rica expects that the sector will grow between 8 and 9% this year, an increase which as been labeled as "satisfactory" in an environment of financial crisis at the world level.

The president of Canatur, Gonzalo Vargas, said that "its is not the same as the growth rate in 2007 (11%), but taking current conditions into consideration, having a growth rate of 8 o 9% is more than satisfactory." The businessman added that tourism at the world level has been growing at an average of 2%, which is why he was happy that Costa Rica is going to obtain a rate that "is 3 or 4 times higher than the global average.

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