Tourism increases in Guatemala

During the first semester of this year 829,242 tourists entered the country.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Despite the recent departure of three airlines, the number of foreign passengers entering Guatemala by air has gone up. Figures vary from agency to agency. Those from the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat) are more optimistic than those from the Immigration Department, with 829,242 arrivals in the first six months of the year. Immigration statistics also include July. Even so, its total is only 602,274 visitors.
Nonetheless, both entities agree that the increase is noteworthy.

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