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.
Panama will be the site of the Ninth Forum on Tourism Integration and Development on August 23-24.
President-elect Ricardo Martinelli announced that he intends for the country to withdraw from the Central American Parliament (Parlacen).
SIECA report on status of the process of the Central American Economic Integration
The Superintendents of Banks are meeting in Managua to study how to standardize banking supervision rules for the countries in the region.
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