Guatemala: Tourist Arrivals Accelerate

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.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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. The regions that showed an increase were Central America (11%), North America (6%), South America (4%) and Rest of the World (3%), reported the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT).

The report states that "... Almost six (59%) of every ten visitors come from Central America, especially El Salvador, the country that represents the largest number of tourists that Guatemala receives, with a participation of 43%.

It is followed in order by the United States (27%) and Honduras (7%). In June 2019, land borders represented the largest flow of inbound tourism, since of every ten visitors, six (61%) did so via this route. The air represented 39%.

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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.

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August 2019

During the first half of the year, 1.73 million visitors arrived in Costa Rica, a figure 3.9% higher than that reported in the same period in 2018, behavior that is explained by the rise in the arrival of tourists from North America.

Figures from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute specify that only during June of this year, the arrival of 249 thousand visitors was registered, 11% more than those reported in the same month of 2018.

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July 2019

From January to June of this year, 3.57 million tourists arrived in the Dominican Republic, 4% more than the figure reported for the same period in 2018.

In the January-June period of this year, 64% of visitors arrived from North America, 21% from Europe, 12% from South America, 4% from Central America and the Caribbean and the remaining 0.3% from Asia and the rest of the world, reported the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD).

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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.

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