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Region's tourism arrivals double in a decade

Friday, March 8, 2013


Over the last decade tourist numbers visiting the seven small countries of Central America have risen significantly, almost doubling to 12 million, including border crossings. Visitors nowadays are no longer just from North and South America.

In 2012, Central America reported a 6 per cent year-on-year increase in arrivals, more than any other region in the Americas, according to the World Tourism Organization.

Costa Rica remains at the top, while Panama has taken over Guatemala’s second spot. It is followed by Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Belize.

Source: Travel Daily News