Guatemala: Tourism Figures Improve

It has been estimated that 2017 closed with the arrival of 2.1 million visitors to the country, 11% more than in the previous year, and foreign currency generated of more than $1.2 billion.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Guatemalan Tourism Institute also stressed that this is the best cruise season in the history of the country, which will see 122 dockings. 

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Tourism Institute:

Guatemala, December 28, 2017. According to the Statistics Section of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat), it is projected that 2017 will close with a figure of approximately 2,119,457 international visitors to Guatemala for tourism purposes, representing an increase of 11% compared to the same period in 2016. It is also estimated that the foreign currency generated by tourism will be approximately US $1.2127 billion.  

"We have finalized a technical piece of work with the accompaniment of experts from the World Tourism Organization to generate reliable figures on the entry of visitors to the country," explained the General Director of Inguat, MBA Jorge Mario Chajón. Additionally, the increase in tourism demanded is reflected through the collection of the 10% tax on lodging, which in 2017 represented 9.53% more than in the previous period. "This year we will have raised more than Q120 million from this concept, compared to the Q110,319,690.00 in 2016. This will allow us to invest more in marketing and development of tourism products next year, but it will also positively impact the collection of VAT," said the official.  

At the same time, the collection from the fiscal exit tax for 2017 is foreseen to increase by 5.43%, with a total of Q 100,025,968.00.

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