Slight Recovery in Guatemala Tourism

Between January and August 1,283,256 foreign visitors came into the country, equating to 124,550 more than in the same period of 2009.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Regarding foreign exchange, Guillermo Novielli, subdirector of Guatemalan Tourism Institute (Inguat), added that in the first eight months revenue from tourism was $933.4 million, 11.3% up on the same period in 2009.

"Vistor numbers in August were 198,616, a 5.8% increase on the same month last year, fueled by El Salvador's festivals," reports

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