Guatemala fights violent reputation for tourists
With such stunning natural beauty, Guatemala should be one of the world's leading tourist destinations, not a country shunned by visitors fearful of its reputation for violent crime.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Standing among rows of coffee beans drying in the sun, Jorge Santizo gestures towards the azure depths of Lake Atitlan and the three towering volcanoes dotting its shore.
Costa Rica is to invest US$14 million this year in tourist promotion in the United States and Canada amid fears that the difficulties faced by the US economy could lead to a decline in visitors, Tourism Minister Carlos Benavides said.
The special tax that international tourists pay as they leave the country from the El Salvador International Airport has provided the country with 1.7 million dollars between January and March of this year.
The Honduras Tourism Ministry today launched a new campaign with its "country brand" to promote its tourist attractions internationally.
Panama is promoting itself as a destination for "incentive tourism" that companies offer to their executives, employees and clients.
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