Honduras: Cruise Tourism Up 42%

Reports reveal that during the 2014-2015 season which began in October and ends this month, 292 cruise ships arrived at Honduran ports, 41.7% more than in the previous season.

Friday, April 10, 2015

From a statement issued by the Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT):

Tegucigalpa.- The Director of the Honduran Institute of Tourism IHT, Emilio Silvestri said today at a press conference that the cruise industry in Honduras grew by 41.7 percent in the 2014-2015 season which began in October and will end this April.

Silvestri explained that the positive growth is related to the security environment in Roatan, the Bay Islands following the launch of a project implemented by the government to ensure national and international confidence and the opening of the port promenade in Trujillo, Colón.

According to projections made by the Economic Analysis Unit of the IHT, from October 2014 to April 2015, arrivals at the three cruise ports in the country, included 292 luxury boats with 672,713 passengers, which represents growth of 41.7 percent compared to the previous season.

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