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Cruise Ships Return to Guatemala

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April marks the end of Guatemala’s first cruise season in three years. The final boat arrived carrying 200,000 Royal Caribbean passengers at the port of Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla, signaling a revival of the industry, according to the Department of Communication of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat).

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Cruise Arrive In The Country

This week is the country a boat with two thousand 200 tourists from the international company Royal Caribbean, an event that also marks the end of the cruise season, announced the revival of the industry, according to the Department of Communication of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism ( Inguat).

It was reported that the cruise season ends in April, and although still expect two or four vessels out of season will be another two years when they will see the true effect of reviving the tourism industry boats, because the firms to take 18 months to prepare and promote a destination.

This year 44 cruise ships came into the country, but in 2013 70 cruises are expected, and within two years the number could reach a hundred.

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A week ago came to Marina Pez Vela in Puerto San José, Escuintla, the Statendam cruise line Holland America, with 190 thousand passengers.

Rossy Farnes, head of marketing, Puerto Quetzal, said it is expected that next season 2012-2013, 10 percent increase in the arrival of cruise ships in the Pacific.

Ivan Marroquin, Representative of Current Tourism, which manages the terminal, said that the priority is to provide a good service to tourists to make this want to return, for every cruise visitor leaves the country about U.S. $ 100.

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