$600 million in invested in tourism in Honduras

The estimate for 2009 for investment tourism infrastructure by local business owners and investors from Guatemala, El Salvador, the United States and France.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The article on Elheraldo.hn provides details on several of the development projects in the tourism sector that are in progress or in the review phase, including: "the La Ensenada tourism complex, which includes a convention center costing $1.5 million dollars and a 60-room hotel valued at $20 million" which will be inaugurated this week.

"The same Honduran business group that is building the complex in La Ceiba, is partnered with French business owners to develop projects in Roatan, Copan, and in Tegucigalpa," the president of the Honduran Chamber of Tourism (Cahnatur), Epaminondas Marinakis, indicated.

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Suspension of Exemptions Stop Investment

January 2013

At least four major tourism projects have become paralyzed in Honduras since the announcement of the suspension of tax exemptions.

Projects that were ready to begin their development or are in an advanced stage of processing, and representing an investment of at least $180 million, have now been suspended, noted an article published by Laprensa.hn.

Panama Builds Road to Boost Tourism

July 2013

The highway will make possible the construction of the 300-room hotel Decameron in Santa Isabel, which will be a center for tourism development in the area.

With a price tag of $18 million, the Tourism Authority of Panama is putting out to tender studies, design and construction of a road on the coast of Colon, between the communities of Cuango and Santa Isabel.

Chinese Developer Analyzes Projects in Honduras

May 2013

Chinese investors have announced the possibility of opening of an office for the study of infrastructure development projects in the country.

From a press release from the Presidency of the Government of Honduras:

Representatives of the China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), met on Monday evening with President Pepe Lobo, to whom they showed their appreciation for the warm invitation to explore infrastructure development projects in the country and who expressed their interest in a portfolio of projects that are listed in the country.

Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica fights to get rid of its negative image

April 2008

Tamarindo wants to eliminate from the minds of tourists, investors and locals its image of being a disorderly district. To make up for its past errors it's putting in place a plan to develop its infrastructure over the next 15 years.

Area businessmen, hotel owners, the Guanacasteca Tourism Chamber, and the company Consultores Urbanos are working out a diagnostic plan for the local infrastructure.

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