Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tourism on the Rise According to Inguat

The number of foreign visitors rose 5.6 percent in February, with a flow of 143,869 foreigners entering the country, compared to 138,136 reported in February of 2008, according to the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat).

The cumulative increase in the first two months of the year is 5.1 percent with an inflow of 321,065 foreigners, while in 2008 it was 305,500.

The amount of foreign currency increased by 2.6 percent in February, a cumulative growth of 3.4 percent with U.S. $214.43 million accumulated.

The tourism sector in the country, state and private, is preparing to improve tourism to celebrate Easter this April, one of the highest tourism seasons of the year in the country, said Inguat spokeswoman, Valentina Flores .

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Anonymous said...

as a result of the economic crisis of 2008, international travel demand suffered a strong slowdown beginning in June 2008, with growth in international tourism arrivals worldwide falling to 2% during the boreal summer months, while growth from January to April 2008 had reached an average 5.7% compared to its 2007 level. Growth from 2006 to 2007 was only 3.7%, as total international tourism arrivals from January to August were 641 million tourists, up from 618 million in the same period in 2007
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