Tourism Alliance Between Guatemala and El Salvador

Tourism ministries from both countries will jointly promote the brand 'Hearth of the Maya World'.

Monday, October 19, 2009

José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran Tourism Minister, announced at Central America Travel Market that they are considering a "multiple destination project", with his Guatemalan homologous.

"We are having talks with Roberto Robles to launch bi-national projects with a Guatemala-El Salvador concept. The Maya world is very important here, as both ourselves and Guatemalans have such history in our souls and hearts", told Duarte to website

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