Guatemala Projects Decline in Tourism

A study conducted for the tourism industry projected a decline of 1 to 2% in visitors in 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Within the results of the VIII Tourism Sector Survey conducted by the Association for Research and Social Studies, 92% of respondents indicated that they would not increase the number of rooms.

The website Sigloxxi.com indicated that the study was "conducted at 259 hotels throughout the country [of Guatemala], last February and it mentioned that the percentage of occupied rooms decreased from 53% in 2007 to 43% the following year.”

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