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.
Costa Rica is going through the consequences of the international crisis in its main industry, tourism, being that it received 83 thousand less visitors than during same period in 2008.
During the mid-year holiday demand for accommodation decreased by 12% compared to the holidays in 2012, recording only 45.52% in occupancy by Costa Ricans.
Over the past four years, visitors to the second tourist destination of the country have decreased 44%.
A survey of 355 tourism companies and hotels points to the cost of power and insecurity as the main obstacles for the tourism sector.
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