Special Tourism Cabinet created in Guatemala
In order to foster policies and strategies to take advantage of the technical and economic resources in the country, the Special Tourism Cabinet was formed.
Monday, September 22, 2008
The "no chimney" industry, as tourism is called, is third biggest income earner in Guatemala after exports and remittances.
Law #8 promotes tourism activities in the country by offering tax relief on imports, real estate and capital investments, to name a few.
The government has launched an aggressive plan to promote investments in two areas of most interest to tourism: the former U.S. base in Sherman, in the Caribbean, and Amador, on the banks of the Canal on the Pacific side.
As part of the proposal for Fomilenio II, the government has announced several projects for creating a nucleus of attractions in various parts of the coastal zone.
In order to achieve maximum growth potential and position themselves as a major destination in the region, it is imperative to update the Master Plan for Tourism, developed in 2007.
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