For the tourist, Central America has it all - stunning volcanic scenery, world-class beaches, trekking, natural wonders, archaeological sites, and culture by the bucket-load. With the region keen to promote multi-stop trips to European travellers, Eleanor Hawkins here visits El Salvador and Honduras to find out what is on offer in these most exotic of destinations.
Mad, bad and dangerous to know. There’s no denying that El Salvador doesn’t have the best reputation. The popular media doesn’t seem to be prepared to give the smallest country in Central America a chance, but should the tourist? Phil Sharp takes a tour in search of answers.
Minister of tourism Jose Napoleon Duarte Duran has announced that El Salvador will host the 11th Central America Travel Market in October 2017, with the aim of further cementing the positioning of Central America as a tourist destination as well as encouraging the development of new business relationships. The event will be organised and promoted by the National Tourism Authorities, the Federation of Central American Tourism Chambers and the Central America Tourism Agency.
The government of El Salvador has confirmed it will invest US$70 million in the modernisation of the country’s international airport, in order to make it a more efficient, profitable and environmentally friendly service. According to the president of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission, Alberto Arene, the government will invest in immediate improvements to include replacing the current radar system, and retarmacking the runway and access areas.
The Government of El Salvador will invest 70 million dollars in the modernisation of the country’s international airport, in order to make it a more efficient, profitable and environmentally friendly service.
Central America consolidates its position as a favourite location to host world surfing championships, with two major events to take place in El Salvador and Panama.
Tourism to Central America has fallen by 8% this year compared to last year. The sharp drop means that tourist numbers will fall back to fewer than 8m people by year end, who stayed for a shorter period of time and spent less money.
In its winter schedule, Czech Airlines is to offer tourists a new exotic destination - El Salvador.