Tourism Up 17% in First Half 2010

From January to June 2010 a total of 4.556.526 tourists visited Central America, 651.682 more than the same period of 2009.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tourism has grown in Central America during the first six months of the year by 17% over the same period of 2009, according to preliminary data offered by the various Ministries of Tourism in the region (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).

From January to June 2010, 4.556.526 tourists visited the region, which amounts to more than 651,682 tourists in the same period of 2009, when it received a total of 3.904.844.

The number of Europeans who have visited the seven countries in the region has also increased, CA had 5% more visitors from Europe, receiving a total of 386,198 compared to the 367,372 tourists received in 2009.

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July 2015

Between January and June 1.7 million tourists visited the country, almost 4% more than in the same period last year, generating revenues of $772 million.

From a statement issued by the Government of Guatemala:

Guatemala July 21, 2015. The beauty of Guatemala continues to enthrall foreigners, which is reflected in a positive growth in tourist arrivals to the country from January to June, and in the generation of foreign exchange.

Tourist Arrivals to Panama Up 5%

September 2012

Between January and July, the country received 1,236,407 visitors, a 5.4% increase compared to the same period in 2011, when there were 1,172,565 visitors.

The total paid by tourists for the same period was $1.301 billion, an increase of 19% compared to the previous year when spending was $1.093 billion.

Tourism to CA Up 8%

October 2010

Between January and August, tourism in the region increased 8.1% over the same period of 2009.

Carlos Voleger, regional director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), stated tourism in the region is growing above the world average.

"In the region, Costa Rica is attracting the most foreigners (over 2 million in 2009) and along with Honduras, is where tourists stay longer with an average of 11 to 12 days," said in an article in Yahoo News.

Tourism Keeps Growing in Nicaragua

December 2009

In contrast to the rest of the economy, tourism increased 8.7% in January-October 2009 when compared to the same period of 2008.

According to data from Intur, the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, 750.000 tourists visited the country in said period.

"As for tourism investment, Intur has green-lighted 23 projects so far 2009, for a total $128.48 million", reported

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