The latest projection of the entity, for September-July next year, shows the arrival of 33 ships through the Pacific, whose passengers will have the opportunity to explore different destinations.
In this regard, La Antigua Guatemala, department of Sacatepéquez, is unique; Lake Atitlán, Sololá; coffee and macadamia farms on the South Coast; the Auto Safari Chapín, Santa Rosa; and Pacaya Volcano, Escuintla; as well as the archaeological site of Iximché, Chimaltenango.
13 Atlantic ships await, whose tourists can visit Las Escobas, Cerro San Gil, Amatique Bay, the community of Ak’ Tenamit, around the Dulce River Livingston, Río Dulce, Castillo de San Felipe and Quiriguá Archaeological Park, of Izabal, except. from Tikal, in Petén. In those days, Inguat held a protocol event at the terminal known as “Marina Pez Vela” in Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla, to officially inaugurate the season.
Statistics from its Market Research and Analysis area show that at the end of last July, a total of 45,544 cruise passengers arrived, with an average cost of $209.80 per day per person.
On that occasion, 65 boats docked at the two beaches, contributing 2.3 million dollars to the country’s economy, with the purchase of tourist packages, crafts, textiles, clothing, jewelry, food and beverages.
This sector promotes local economic development and those who descend can create a direct source of income for the value chain, especially for organized communities.
Inguat aims to end 2023 with 2.3 million foreign visitors and an income of 1,231 million dollars, a figure close to what was achieved in 2019, something that is pointing down due to the current protests and others other reasons.
The beauties of Guatemala attracted 1,844,739 tourists last year, a recovery of 72 percent after the Covid-19 pandemic, according to official data.