Tourist Arrivals in Guatemala Up 6%

From January to September 2019, 1.89 million visitors were registered, a figure 6% higher than that reported for the same period in 2018.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

During the ninth month of the year, a total of 161,891 visitors entered, of which 70% were tourists and 30% were hikers. Compared to September 2018, there was a 5% growth. The regions that showed an increase were Central America (8%), North America (4%) and South America (2%), reported the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT).

The official document states that "... Almost seven (68%) of every ten visitors come from Central America, especially El Salvador, the country that represents the largest number of tourists that Guatemala receives, with a participation of 49%. Next in order are the United States (14%) and Honduras (9%).

In September 2019, land borders represented the largest flow of inbound tourism, since of every ten visitors, almost seven (68%) did so via this route. Air travel represented 31%.

In the ninth month of the year, a total of 137,649 resident visitors left, of which 73% were tourists and 27% were hikers. Compared to September 2018, there was a 14% increase in departures to other countries.

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Guatemala: Tourist Arrivals Accelerate

September 2019

In the first half of the year, 1.29 million visitors were registered, a figure 7% higher than that reported in the same period in 2018.

During June, a total of 192,801 visitors entered, of which 72% were tourists and 28% were hikers. Compared to June 2018, there was a 7% growth.

Guatemala: Slight Increase in Tourist Flow

June 2019

In the first three months of the year, about 665,000 visitors were reported, a figure that is only 2% higher than that reported in the same period in 2018.

In March of this year, a total of 251,392 visitors arrived, of which 67% were tourists and 33% were hikers. Compared to the same month in 2018, there was a 5% drop, because Easter was celebrated in March during the reference year, while in 2019 will take place in April.

Tourist arrivals Stalled

October 2018

Up to July, a 13% increase was reported in the number of tourists who arrived in Guatemala, but upon incorporating the August figures, the accumulated variation in the year was -0.4% with respect to the same period in 2017.

The Guatemalan Institute of Tourism reported that during August a total of 220,844 visitors entered the country, of which 76% were tourists and 24% were hikers.

Tourism Continues to Grow in Guatemala

September 2018

During the first seven months of the year, the entry of 1.4 million tourists was reported, 13% more than the 1.2 million reported in the same period in 2017.

During the month of July, a total of 211,571 visitors passed through, of which 80% were tourists and 20% were day trippers, according to the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (Inguat).

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