In December of 2004, the newly formed Local Tourism Committee (LTC) was invited to Guatemala City to participate at the National Fair in the Tourism Expo promoted by INGUAT
(National Tourism Institute--Government entity).
The other members were; Jorge Perez, executive secretary of the Presidency; Luis Miranda, director of Inguat
, the tourism department; Gabriel Aguilera, Secretary of The Peace; and Edgar Gutierrez, Secretary of Strategic Analysis.
Peter Duchez, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT
) said there is $350 million in investment in the tourism sector, but did not specify details.
"Guatemala has received approximately 218,328 cruise passengers over the past few years, 98% of them recommend the destination," said Pedro Duchez, director of INGUAT
's director, Pedro Duchez said "The primary focus is the socio economic development of the region through the medium of fishing tourism ...
Peter Duchez, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat
) estimates that the analysis will take about three months.
"The natural beauty and cultural beauty you see where 'Survivor' was filmed is available all over the country," said Daniel Mooney, director of INGUAT
, the country's tourism agency.
Details: Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT