Companies in the sector and the Guatemalan Tourism Institute are working on a proposal for rules for adventure tourism businesses in the country.
From a statement issued by the INGUAT:
Guatemala November 10, 2016.Given the need to regulate and control all activities related to the adventure tourism segment, private public entities have initiated a regulatory process, forming the Technical Committee on Adventure.
Between January and September, 965,369 tourists arrived in the country, 7.1% more than in the same period in 2013.
From a statement issued by the investment promotion agency of Nicaragua:
Nicaragua, with a steadily growing tourism industry, received 965,369 visitors up to September this year, which is giving rise to new hotel investments, said the executive president of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, Intur, Mayra Salinas, yesterday after stating that "on October 21 we will probably pass the one million tourists figure. "
More and better roads in the district of Capira have facilitated the conversion of more than 65 farms into rural tourism destinations.
In the past four years this business has grown substantially due to the construction of new roads in the area. "... There are 25 farms in Capira accredited by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), while another 40 are still undergoing restructuring," said the head of the program for Agritourism in the west of Panama, Ruby Hidalgo to Prensa.com.
This tourism subsector is just starting to develop, and it is expected that it will receive a major boost from the new airports in the interior of the country.
Capital.com.pa reports: "... the challenge now is to facilitate access to credit and for Panamanian producers to learn to do business, because sometimes they do not know what to charge for the service they are providing, an area where foreign entrepreneurs are ahead of them. "
The intention is to revive the hotel Cerro Verde, an investment that could be around $10 million and would be developed as a public-private partnership.
A feasibility study conducted by consulting firm Urani Pitarch Associated Advisors SL (PAX Consulting), demonstrates the viability of developing the project entitled "Renovation of Cerro Verde Mountain Hotel, Canton Las Lomas Santa Ana" which could resume operations in about two years.
Tourist companies believe that sustainability is not an easy process, however it can be a good idea if it is about doing business.
Katiana Murillo in her article in Baños, reviews the opinion of some companies who participated in Expotur 2013, regarding the question of whether sustainability can be good business for tourism entrepreneurs.
The natural revitalization in preserved areas such as Mombacho Volcano, Granada islets and the archaeological park on Zapatera Island are part of the recovery plan.
From a press release issued by the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur):
Through means of more than fifty of activities to be held this year, INTUR will be united with tourism businesses, the Alcaldías del Poder Ciudadano de Granada, as well as other government institutions, as part of the relaunch of Granada as a tourism destination.
In coffee plantations additional business are appearing such as restaurants or hotels which add value to the properties and enables growers to face the bad times of low prices of grain.
For over 5 years, many coffee plantations have gone beyond the traditional cultivation and sale of grain, with owners opening small businesses to obtain additional income or to publicize the quality of their main product.
Authorities and entrepreneurs have come together to launch a service guide for tour operators, restaurants, small hotels, adventure tourism companies and others.
The aim of the document prepared by the National Institute of Tourism and the Salvadoran Tourism Corporation (CORSATUR) is to increase the competitiveness of the local tourism industry.
The guide sets out 10 quality standards for tourism, eight of which have already been published in Diario Oficial. In its 236 pages, the document breaks down quality standards for services for tour guides, tour operators, restaurants, small hotels, adventure tourism companies and others.
A study by Fundes sees a potential for promoting rural tourism in tilapia farms in El Salvador.
The project by Fundes El Salvador propose the idea that rural tourism could push forward the development of aquaculture in the country and revive local economies (Fundes is an NGO that supports the development of small businesses as an alternative to poverty).
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