Honduras to receive cruise ships

Honduras will form part of the organization of countries that receive cruise ships, a development that will allow it to improve negotiations with industry representatives.

Friday, May 2, 2008

This will enable the government solve problems and to generate favorable conditions for all market participants, said Tourism Secretary Ricardo Martínez.
The organization was created due to the economic importance of this industry for the development of host countries, especially local communities and those in the tourist service industry.

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