Companies Demand Integrated Tourism Policy

El Salvador's tourism sector is asking the government to correct the lack of an integrated policy that includes security and clear rules for investors.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"The infrastructure component is also important because the road network of highways used by tourists must be in optimum condition with good signage in order to attract local and foreign visitors," reports

The private sector claims that while the five year plan contains tourism schemes, they have not been implemented, though these claims are denied by the minister, José Napolén Duarte.

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El Salvador Promoted in London

December 2009

In the capital of England, taxis carry large images promoting Salvadoran touristic spots.

The campaign started on October, and will run until March.

José Napoleón Duarte, Tourism Ministry, stated: "One of our strategies for the next five years is to attract long-range tourism", reported

El Salvador Launches Tourism Campaign

March 2011

The $1 million campaign will promote the country in the U.S. and Central America.

It will take place in the months of March, April and May and aims at attracting tourists for Easter holidays, said Tourism Minister Napoleon Duarte.

According to Duarte, the objective is to attract between 5.000 and 7.000 more tourists than in 2010.

Guatemala: No Promotion of Investment in Tourism

October 2012

Guatemala's hotel sector is concerned about lack of inclusion of the tourism category within the country’s investment promotion policies.

The first version of the National Competitiveness Agenda excludes the tourism sector, confirmed Jaime Day, director of the National Competitiveness Program, who said it would be added in the new version of the agenda.

Central America and Tourism

October 2011

The Central American region is attempting to become more integrated in the way it promotes itself.

Although each Central American country has its own unique characteristics, their geographic proximity and similarities, among other things, are elements that can be used to raise the region’s profile as a worldwide tourist destination.

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