Guatemala reports 11 percent jump in tourism earnings
Tourism earned Guatemala US$417.7 million in the first four months of this year, an 11 percent increase on the same period of 2007, the Tourism Institute (Inguat) reported.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tourism earnings in the first four months of last year came to US$371.7 million, Inguat said.
The sector will experience an increase of 5%, three points less than in 2007. For 2009, growth forecasts are more conservative: 2%.
In February, earnings from tourism fell by 3.2% when compared to the same period in 2007.
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.
An announcement has been made of a 12% increase in the number of visitors who came to the country in the first two months of the year compared with the same period in 2013.
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