The tourism sector is one of the most sensitive regarding security, so taking care of it is a priority.
The crime and violence problem in Central America permeates Central American Travel Market 2010, encouraging initiatives such as regional approval of specialized police forces dedicated to the protection of tourism.
The Guatemalan Institute of Tourism aims to grow by 8% by applying the teachings of tourism policies from Colombia.
Guatemala has hired Nubia Stella Martinez, Colombia's ex tourism vice minister, to improve the country's image and achieve growth of 8% for this year.
The aim of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat) in inviting the Colombian expert is to become familiar with the practices implemented in the South American country. "The unity that they have generated with the organization of the tourism industry in Colombia, we are creating it too, and we believe we are on the right track, we can learn things from them," said the director of Inguat, Pedro Pablo Duchez to Siglo21.com.gt.
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