Guatemala: Slight Increase in Tourist Flow

In the first three months of the year, about 665,000 visitors were reported, a figure that is only 2% higher than that reported in the same period in 2018.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

In March of this year, a total of 251,392 visitors arrived, of which 67% were tourists and 33% were hikers. Compared to the same month in 2018, there was a 5% drop, because Easter was celebrated in March during the reference year, while in 2019 will take place in April.  All regions are affected in terms of growth, explains the report of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat).

The document details that "...  Always in function of the year 2018, the Cruisers have an increase of 19%.  This is basically because of the cruise ship docking program in Guatemala.

Almost six (59%) of every ten visitors come from Central America, especially from El Salvador, which represents the largest number of tourists to Guatemala, with a participation of 46%.

It is followed in order by the United States (18%) and Honduras (6%). In March 2019, land borders represented the largest flow of inbound tourism, since of every ten visitors, six (62%) did so via this route. The air represented 30%.

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Tourist Arrivals in Guatemala Up 6%

November 2019

From January to September 2019, 1.89 million visitors were registered, a figure 6% higher than that reported for the same period in 2018.

During the ninth month of the year, a total of 161,891 visitors entered, of which 70% were tourists and 30% were hikers. Compared to September 2018, there was a 5% growth.

Guatemala: Tourist Arrivals Accelerate

September 2019

In the first half of the year, 1.29 million visitors were registered, a figure 7% higher than that reported in the same period in 2018.

During June, a total of 192,801 visitors entered, of which 72% were tourists and 28% were hikers. Compared to June 2018, there was a 7% growth.

Tourist arrivals Stalled

October 2018

Up to July, a 13% increase was reported in the number of tourists who arrived in Guatemala, but upon incorporating the August figures, the accumulated variation in the year was -0.4% with respect to the same period in 2017.

The Guatemalan Institute of Tourism reported that during August a total of 220,844 visitors entered the country, of which 76% were tourists and 24% were hikers.

Tourism Continues to Grow in Guatemala

September 2018

During the first seven months of the year, the entry of 1.4 million tourists was reported, 13% more than the 1.2 million reported in the same period in 2017.

During the month of July, a total of 211,571 visitors passed through, of which 80% were tourists and 20% were day trippers, according to the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (Inguat).

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