Guatemalan Minister of Tourism Resigns

Roberto Robles, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism, resigned to his office.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The resignation came on the same day in which Vice President Espada said that "tourism is completely abandoned."

Espada said meetings will be held in the Executive branch to discuss changes to the tourism strategy. With changes to promotion and policies, issues such as airport construction will be discussed.

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The Guatemalan Institute of Tourism aims to grow by 8% by applying the teachings of tourism policies from Colombia.

Guatemala has hired Nubia Stella Martinez, Colombia's ex tourism vice minister, to improve the country's image and achieve growth of 8% for this year.

The aim of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat) in inviting the Colombian expert is to become familiar with the practices implemented in the South American country. "The unity that they have generated with the organization of the tourism industry in Colombia, we are creating it too, and we believe we are on the right track, we can learn things from them," said the director of Inguat, Pedro Pablo Duchez to

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Tourism Alliance Between Guatemala and El Salvador

October 2009

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

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The 2009 budget for tourism promotion increased 28.6% in relation last year's figure. reports: "Roberto Robles, director of Inguat, said that the institution has restructured its budget, so that a greater part of it will be used for market and promotion activities.

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