Guatemala Expects 30.000 Salvadorans

Even though visitor projections are good, they are lower than the 40.000 people visiting 2008's August Fairs ("Ferias Agostinas").

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Guatemala invested $250.000 in a touristic campaign to attract visitors from El Salvador to these fairs. Authorities also expect the arrival of many Salvadorans who had initially planned to visit Honduras, but are now deterred by the institutional crisis in said country.

Even though "the Salvadoran Tourism Ministry has recommended not traveling abroad and making domestic tourism ... Roberto Robles, head of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute, is optimistic, and expects 30.000 visitors from the neighboring country", reported

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Guatemala: Tourism Revenue Up 8.3%

May 2013

During the first quarter of 2013, tourist arrivals grew by 7.7% compared with the same period last year.

Data from the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) shows that from January to March 2013 there were 524,430 tourist visits, while in the same period in 2012 486,740 travelers entered the country.

Increased Investment in Tourism in 2012

December 2011

The Salvadoran Tourism Ministry has announced that there will be greater investment in the sector next year.

Among the works planned are several renovations in tourist centers, such as Adventure Park, located within the Walter Denninger National Park and remodeling of the Costa del Sol tourist center, where $300,000 will be allocated from the budget.

Tourism Grew 6.2% in Guatemala

January 2011

During 2010, the industry generated sales for $ 1,378 million, 6.2% more than the same period in 2009.

According to the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat), the number of visitors grew 5.6% to 1.875.777 people, compared to 2009.

Francisco Chaverry, Head of Marketing Research Inguat," said that 50 percent of visitors were from Central America, 34 percent from North America, 10 percent from Europe, 3 percent from South America and the remaining 3 percent from other countries," reports

Guatemala: More Tourists, Same Sales

January 2010

Even though Guatemala received 3.1% more tourists in 2009, each one spent less, as tourism sales remained flat.

Despite the international economic crisis and the A H1N1 flu, which affected Guatemala's tourism industry, the country ended 2009 with 53.000 more visitors than 2008.

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