Guatemala: Record Tourists Numbers in 2013

More than 2 million visitors arrived in the country during 2013, exceeding by 2.5% arrivals in 2012.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Statistics from the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT), reveal that in 2013 over 2,124,000 tourists visited Guatemala, 2.5% more than in 2012, generating $1.4 billion in income.

Pedro Duchez, chief of INGUAT said "Guatemala in 2013, for the first time ever, had more than two million tourists and expects this figure to grow between by 3% and 4%."

"The trend of tourism growth arose in the last three years, as in 2011 and 2010 1,822,663 and 1,875,772 foreigners visited the country respectively."

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March 2014

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.

Tourists coming to the country in January and February generated foreign exchange of $284 million, up from the $256 million which came in during the first two months of 2013.

Guatemala Tourism Up 6% in First Quarter

May 2013

Between January and April 2013 668,403 tourists entered the country, compared to the 628,550 visitors who were admitted in the same period last year.

However, the Tourism Commission in the Congress of the Republic considers that the figures are overinflated, therefore they have not ruled out quoting Pedro Duchez, director of INGUAT.

Guatemala: Tourism Revenue Up 8.3%

May 2013

During the first quarter of 2013, tourist arrivals grew by 7.7% compared with the same period last year.

Data from the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) shows that from January to March 2013 there were 524,430 tourist visits, while in the same period in 2012 486,740 travelers entered the country.

Guatemala: Slight Increase in Tourism

September 2012

As of July 1, 069, 805 visitors have entered the country, 2.3% more than in the same period in 2011.

According to the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Intur), during the same period, the amount of foreign exchange recorded increased by 1.4%, with $784 million coming in.

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