As the nation with the greatest potential visitors, the U.S. has chosen Costa Rica as the site of an Advisory Council to promote the northern country as a tourist destination throughout Central America.
After receiving complaints about the amount of paperwork that has to be filled out and visa requirements needed in order to visit the country for tourism as well as the slow speed of processing, the government has decided to implement the Brand USA Act, to streamline procedures and facilitate the promotion of the country as a tourist destination.
The Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments is putting out to tender the creation of a strategy and action plan for attracting foreign direct investment to the textile and clothing sector.
Government Purchase El Salvador in January 2014 CPI PROESA / FANTEL:
"STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN FOR ATTRACTING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN TEXTILES AND CLOTHING OF EL SALVADOR - Develop strategy and investment promotion action plan for the textile and clothing sector of El Salvador, to encourage the installation of new enterprises, increase the flow of foreign investment, create new jobs and strengthen the established industry. "
The Guatemalan Tourism Institute is attempting to attract new tourists to the country, through its participation in the 20th International Tourism Fair in Russia.
"We discovered that Russian tourists have a special interest in learning about Guatemala, attracted by the theme of the ancient Mayan culture and their living culture," says Peter Duchez, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat).
Without neglecting the country that has always provided the bulk of its visitors, Central American countries are now focusing their marketing efforts on the old continent.
"Central America has landed in the International Tourism Exchange (ITB), world leader of the sector, as a thriving market and is pointing towards Europe as its future target, even though at the moment the country sending the most tourists is America", noted an article in Prensa.com.
The "The West Exports" program presented by Agexport, will help SMEs in the region to strengthen their productive capacities and trade.
Fernando Herrera, director of services for Agexport exporters, on the occasion of the presentation of the program said, "We seek to improve the productive sectors in terms of quality, quantity and marketing, making them more inclusive and developing more jobs to improve the economic conditions of the inhabitants. We are considering giving support in the areas of food, cosmetics, crafts, clothing and textiles that have great potential in the region and agriculture, where the idea is to improve its marketing, quality and competition in the international market and also sustainable tourism and software development. "
Having hotel guests take home a product marked with your name or brand is the best way to differentiate yourself from competitors.
Competition is very tough and the internet has made global hotel deals transparent, so positively differentiating yourself and making clients remember you is vital for getting a return stay at your hotel.
Taking advantage of the potential of sporting events to generate revenue for the tourism industry requires joint planning between the sectors involved.
Sporting events move people within and across borders. And usually the power of the consumption of those who travel to see their favorite team or athlete, is not exploited by anyone except street vendors that beset the stadium’s gates.
Indigenous communities have requested the festivities not be market and that labels placed in sacred places be withdrawn.
The National Indigenous Centre expressed its concern because with only two months to go before the Maya change of era, government authorities have not made contact with the inhabitants of the sacred areas, which could lead to them to preventing the official celebrations.
Hotels in the department of Petén are reporting full occupancy for the period from 17th to 23rd December 2012, when there the change of the Mayan era will be commemorated at the December 2012 solstice.
Some reservations have been in place since January, mainly made by tourists from the U.S. and Europe.
Elperiodico.com.gt reports, "Peter Duchez, the director of Inguat, says the situation is positive for the national tourism industry, as there will be an increase in visitors mainly to the archaeological sites in Tikal." Hotels near the site were the first to fill up for December 21’, he added."
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