Tourist arrivals Stalled

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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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.

Two out of every three visitors (67%) are from Central America, especially El Salvador, the country that represents the largest number of tourists that Guatemala receives, as it had a participation of 52%, considering the high influx caused by the celebration of the Agostino festivities. It is followed by the United States (16%) and Honduras (6%).

In August 2018, land borders meant the largest flow of inbound tourism, since of every ten visitors, seven (71%) did so through this route. By air represented 29%.

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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.

Tourist Arrivals Keep Increasing

October 2018

From January to September of this year, the Dominican Republic registered the arrival of 5 million tourists, 6% more than the figure reported in the same period in 2017.

The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic reported that the influx of non-resident visitors in the period January-September 2018 registered the historic figure of 5,009,417 passengers, being the first time that this number of non-resident travelers is reached during the first nine months of the year, arriving 297,931 additional travelers compared to the same period of 2017, representing an accumulated year-on-year growth of 6.3%.

Tourist Arrivals Up 6% in I Semester 2018

July 2018

From January to June of this year, the Dominican Republic registered the arrival of 3.4 million tourists, 6% more than was reported in the same period in 2017.

From a Report by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic:

In the month of June 2018, the records show a total arrival of 586,807 non-resident passengers by air, of which 497,997 were foreigners and 88,810 were non-resident Dominicans, representing growth of 7.5% with respect to the same month in the year 2017, keeping the Dominican Republic as the main tourist destination in the insular Caribbean. Within this result, the foreigners segment recorded an annualized increase of 6.3%, while non-resident Dominicans experienced a variation of 15.4%. 

Tourist Arrivals Up 6% up to May 2018

June 2018

During the first five months of 2018, the Dominican Republic recorded the arrival of 2.8 million tourists, 6% more than was reported in the same period in 2017.

From a Report by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic:

The arrival of non-resident passengers by air to the Dominican Republic, including foreigners and Dominicans, registered a year-on-year growth of 7.0% in the month of May, reaching a total of 506,178 passengers, equivalent to an increase of 33,290 passengers with respect to the same month of the previous year. Within this result, the segment of foreigners presented an annualized variation of 6.0% (24,867 additional tourists) and non-resident Dominicans experienced an interannual increase of 13.7% (8,423 additional passengers). 

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