Guatemala tourism: Tourism to be ‘competitive’ for tourists
Montanans will have a better chance of visiting Guatemala than ever before if they’re prepared to make a conscious effort to travel.
The nation is still recovering from the 2016 coup, when the government sought to wrest control of the capital from a wave of street protests.
Tourism to the country has slumped as many tourists turn back and are staying away.
In the past year, however, tourists have started returning to the small Central American nation, according to a report by the Tourism Institute of Guatemala, which is part of the state-run Tourism Ministry.
Granados, who arrived in the U.S. in 2018, said he will be able to visit the country for the first time next year.
“My family has a lot of family here and I’m very excited to see my family,” he said.
“This is a place that has given me a lot.”
Gustavo Castaneda, the president of the National Tourism Council, said that in his 20 years as president, he has never seen such a surge in tourism.
He has been talking to Guatemalan leaders and the state’s tourism minister, and he expects to hear more good news soon, Castanera said.
Ticket sales, which are booming, are expected to rise to about $500 million by 2019, according the Tourism institute, which was founded in 2017.
Tourism is still a relatively new sector in Guatemala, but it’s been growing fast in recent years.
Last year, Guatemala hosted about 3 million tourists, according a report from the Tourism Ministry and other sources.
Since 2014, the U,S.
and other nations have spent more than $100 million on projects to promote tourism in Guatemala.
The Tourism Institute said the country should reach $100 billion in tourism revenue by 2021.
But that is just the beginning.