Tourism driven by Central America integration

Representatives from the region look to unite so that the economic benefit from tourism will be greater.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Tourism is the industry that provides the most economic benefit to the region's population. We should unite so the economic benefit derived from tourism in our countries will be greater," declared the Director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism, Guillermo Novielli, during the IX Summit on Tourism Development and Integration in Central America and the Dominican Republic that was organized by the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) and which ended yesterday in Panama. He also pointed out that they are taking the first steps to raise the awareness that together they are a more attractive destination than as individual countries.

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Parlacen to organize tourism forum in Panama

July 2008

Panama will be the site of the Ninth Forum on Tourism Integration and Development on August 23-24.

The forum, organized by the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), will host delegates from the region's main tourist authorities.
Speakers include the general manager of the Panama Institute of Tourism, Rubén Blades, and Venezuela's Minister of Tourism, Olga Cecilia Aguaceros.

Panama Withdraws from PARLACEN

May 2009

President-elect Ricardo Martinelli announced that he intends for the country to withdraw from the Central American Parliament (Parlacen).

In the words of the president-elect, who will take office on July 1, Parlacen, "is not functional and it has no benefits” to his country.

Status of the Central American Economic Integration

February 2009

SIECA report on status of the process of the Central American Economic Integration

This document contains the status of the Central American economic integration process, basically refers to the legal institutional framework, Central American trade, and incorporation of into international trade.

Central American seeks to standardize banking rules

January 2009

The Superintendents of Banks are meeting in Managua to study how to standardize banking supervision rules for the countries in the region.

The Nicaraguan Superintendent of Banks, Victor Urcuyo, said, according to "Currently the banks have to consolidate their financial statements and the supervisor of origin goes to the various countries to do the inspections.

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