Tourism Continues to Grow in Guatemala

Tourism Continues to Grow in Guatemala

  • Wednesday, September 19, 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).

Ruins in the Maya City Tikal in Guatemala

According to the Inguat, in relation to the month of July 2017, there was an increase of 15%, which meant 27,665 more visitors. Except for South America and “Rest of the world” the other regions registered growth, these being, Central America (31%), North America (2%) and Europe (1%). For reasons of scheduling, there was cruise ships arrivals.

The report adds that almost six out of ten visitors (58%) come from Central America, especially from El Salvador, which represents the largest number of tourists that Guatemala receives, having a 43% share. It is followed by the United States (25%) and Honduras (5%).




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