Honduras Strengthens Tourism Rectory

With the creation of the new National Tourism Council composed of entrepreneurs from the sector, the government intends to improve the implementation of a strategy to promote the country.

Friday, January 8, 2016

A government statement said that "... The powers of the National Tourism Council are to approve the operational plan and proposed an annual budget for the Honduran Institute of Tourism and its amendments to the proposal by the chief executive, develop public works contracts and provide consulting and monitoring of internal regulations. "

The announcement of the new Council came ​​simultaneously with the publication of the tender to design the strategy to promote tourism in the country.

"... The council members who took oath of office in the presence of president Hernandez were: Donaldo Suazo (president), Roberto Bandes, Epaminondas Marinakys (also head of the National Chamber of Tourism of Honduras), and as alternates, Carlos Mourra, Neridy Mejia and Kyle McNab."

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The plan proposed by the Ministry of Tourism includes amending tourism land use, improving the promotion of the sector and implementing training programs for companies.

EDITORIAL NOTE: The text of the Plan is not available online.

As reported in an article on Laprensagrafica.com, implementation of the plan will begin in the town of San Lorenzo, and it is expected that the remainder of the year specific programs will be designed for Suchitoto, Izalco, Panchimalco, Perquín and San Vicente. This plan includes the participation of municipal authorities, the private sector and government.

Nicaragua Tourism Plan Announced

January 2015

The Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism has unveiled a strategy which aims to increase the number of tourists especially in summer, promoting the main tourist routes in the country.

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Proposals for Tourism Sector in Costa Rica

May 2014

The National Chamber of Tourism has submitted to the Tourism Minister appointed by the President-elect, its proposals to revive the tourism industry.

From a statement issued by the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) :

Tuesday, 06 May 2014. The tourism sector had its first meeting with the new Minister of Tourism, Wilhem Von Braymann and CANATUR presented a series of proposals broken down into six priority themes to revive the Costa Rican tourism industry.

Panama to be Promoted as Tourist Destination

May 2013

Copa Airlines and the Tourism Authority of Panama have joined forces in order to position Panama as a tourist destination in countries like Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.  

Capital.com.pa reports that "this partnership will design a campaign entitled “Panamá Es Posible” (Panama is Possible), which will be made available online and in offline media, as well as being put into the hands of wholesalers in the region who will promote the country and its main tourist attractions through promotional packages with added value. "

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