Agreement signed for the promotion of cruise ship tourism in the Caribbean

Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica have signed an agreement to carry out joint strategic advertisement.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Tourism Secretary of Mexico, Rodolfo Elizondo, indicated that with this agreement they are setting the foundation for consultations that will allow the various governments to have better information, carry out investigations, issue recommendation and foster the harmonious development of the tourism industry.
Reports clearly show that some Caribbean countries have expressed their interest in the participating in the agreement which may be expanded to include most of the islands for which cruise ship tourism is one the main economic pillars.

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Panama and Aruba Boost Cruise Tourism

May 2013

The Chamber of Tourism of Panama and the Aruba Tourism Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding in order to boost cruise tourism in both countries.

According to the Chamber of Tourism of Panama (CAMTUR), the idea is to foster Caribbean cruises, especially in the low seasons.

Colon Consolidated as Cruise Port

January 2013

The vessels using the Port of Colon in the Panamanian Caribbean as a home port usually sail with an occupancy of between 90 and 100%.

According to an article in, "For the third year running, two cruise ships are operating from the port of Colón 2000 on the Atlantic coast.

Nicaragua Encourages Cruise Tourism

September 2012

The Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism and the Cruise Association of Florida and the Caribbean have signed an agreement to promote the arrival of cruise ships to the shores of the country.

As part of the agreement, Nicaragua will pay a fee for each cruise passenger who disembarks on Nicaraguan soil.

Belize Guatemala agreement to foster trade

December 2008

Greater attraction of investments, possible joint petroleum development are some of the economic benefits that both countries was get by settling their territorial dispute.

This was confirmed by an investigation carried out by the Intelligence Unit of the British magazine, The Economist, at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UK, that was obtained by the Prensa Libre.

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