Tourism Switches to Short-Term Destinations

Like other patterns of consumption, tourism is changing as a result of the crisis toward closer destinations and for shorter time periods.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Operator estimates of what they will rake in during Easter Week, an annual peak in the tourism industry’s calendar, have already taken these trends into account and adjusted the supply; intraregional tourism benefits from this.

In their article in, M. Azucena and G. Hernández state, "Victor Sutter, a representative from Sutter Tours, asserted that his travel agency has prepared various tour packages for this time of year, as have his colleagues. In this manner, they have paid attention to the area's traditional destinations such as Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica, but they have also seen movement in potential markets in the region like the Dominican Republic, Panama and new cruises."

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