Passenger Travel Diminishes in Guatemala
The quantity of passengers that arrived in Guatemala in 2008 was 0.4% less than in 2007.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
In 2008, 1,118,678 passengers entered the country, while, in 2007, there were 1,123,200, which represents a decline of 0.4%, according to statistics from the General Director of Civil Aeronautics.
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.
The Tourism Chamber reported a 40% drop in tourists entering the country through Honduras.
The number of visitors to the region dropped 19%, triggering a 20% decline in sales.
Rampant criminality is the main cause of the decline but a lack of "clear tourism development policies from the government" is also blamed.
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