Guatemalan businesses present security plan
Members of the Chamber of Commerce have proposed a strategy to protect tourists from the La Aurora International Airport to the colonial city of Antigua.
Friday, September 26, 2008
The security strategy for tourist with the capital and Antigua as their destination will be coordinated by personnel from Cosehogua, the Police Department and Civil Aviation.
In the view of entrepreneurs the increase of 12% in the flow of tourists reported by the Inguat in 2014 is not real, as they state that this includes people crossing the border but not for reasons of tourism activities.
The US Government has renewed its travel alert warning stating that the levels of violence and crime remain "critically high, but have declined in the past two years."
Because of a gang truce, in force since March 2012, homicide rates have dropped, but crime and violence remain a serious problem.
A survey by the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce reveals that 89% of businessmen perceive an increase in insecurity.
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