Obstacles to Central American Tourism Integration

What is needed is simple and effective governments that put an end to the bureaucracy that limits the integration of tourism in the region.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

So says Epaminondas Marinakys, president of the Federation of Tourism Chambers of Central America (FEDECATUR). The official believes that the governments of the region must adjust their border rules in order to expedite the passage of tourists from one place to another.

Marinakys believes that in Central America the same thing should happen as it does in Europe where tourists see more than a destination on their trip. Furthermore, there should be improvements in training staff to deal with visitors, since they are willing "to spend, but only when they are treated well," he said.

Data from the World Tourism Organization shows that in 2013 Central America could have about 8 million visitors, similar to the previous year, when $9,600 million was earned in foreign exchange.



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