Honduras: Tourism Only From Monday to Saturday  

Tourism entrepreneurs lament the passing of the dry law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Epaminondas Marinakys, head of the National Chamber of Tourism of Honduras, regrets the adoption of the dry law prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Sundays, because it "undermines tourism".

"Tourism is a business that generates a lot of employment, foreign exchange, and attracts investment but we need to provide the components and entertainment is one of them."

"... I understand the concern that sometimes this brings violence, but for the tourist attractions they should look for a way to do this in an organised manner."

"'We do big promotions and investments in Central America so that our Salvadoran and Guatemalan brothers will come here, but if they can not enjoy a beer it complicate things a bit for us,'" said the businessman."



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