Guatemala News

Guatemala grows cruise tourism sector

Guatemala grows cruise tourism sector

2nd Sep 2014 Cruise News

One of the reasons to visit Guatemala this year lies within their cruise offering, which allows passengers to experience just enough off the country’s culture, gastronomy and exotic nature to lure back approximately 70 per cent of visitors for a longer stay, according to data published by Inguat - Guatemala’s Tourism Board. “Guatemala has received approximately 218,328 cruise passengers over the past few years, 98 per cent of them recommend the destination,” said Pedro Duchez, director of Inguat.

Guatemala Tourist Board launches new Peten region campaign

Guatemala Tourist Board launches new Peten region campaign

The Guatemala Tourist Board has launched a new programme to attract more visitors to the Peten region in the north of the country through the development of new facilities and the promotion of tourism products such as the Carmelita-El Mirador circuit or the new Maya Trek. The region is home to the Maya Biosphere Reserve, the largest protected area in Guatemala occupying 19 per cent of the national territory, as well as important Maya sites like Tikal.

Guatemala launches programme to boost tourism

Guatemala launches programme to boost tourism

12th Jun 2014 Press Release Tourism News

The Guatemala Tourist Board has launched a programme to attract more visitors to the Peten region in the north of the country through the development of new facilities and the promotion of tourism products such as the Carmelita-El Mirador circuit or the new Maya Trek.

Tikal National Park welcomes new cultural centre

Tikal National Park welcomes new cultural centre

13th Jul 2012 Tourism News

A new centre dedicated to research and the preservation of the Mayan cultural heritage has been officially inaugurated at Tikal National Park in the Peten district of Northern Guatemala. This new centre is the result of the joint efforts of the Guatemalan ministry of culture and sports and the government of Japan, who financed the project through its International Cooperation Agency.

Guatemala Tourist Board outlines new conference centre plans

Guatemala Tourist Board outlines new conference centre plans

9th Jul 2012 Travel Events News

The Guatemala Tourist Board, INGUAT, has announced plans to build a new conference centre in Guatemala City, expected to be finished by 2014. The Guatemalan government will invest between US$60-80 million in the new centre, which will occupy a space of 30,000-35,000 square metres at the current site of the Industrial Park in the capital, according to INGUAT director, Pedro Duchez.