More Tourism in Guatemala in 2014

An announcement has been made of a 12% increase in the number of visitors who came to the country in the first two months of the year compared with the same period in 2013.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tourists coming to the country in January and February generated foreign exchange of $284 million, up from the $256 million which came in during the first two months of 2013.

"In the first two months of the year 383,219 tourists entered Guatemala, a figure which is 12% higher than the 342,268 in January and February 2013, detailed a report provided to the AFP by state entity Guatemalan Tourism Institute, INGUAT."

"85% of tourists who traveled to Guatemala during the first two months of the year were from El Salvador, the United States, Honduras, Mexico, Canada, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom and France, said the bulletin."



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