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Guatemala Finds Value in Its History

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Guatemala has plans to invest U.S. $3 million in archaeological sites located in the northern region of the country.

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Guatemala will invest $ 3 million to attract more tourists to archaeological sites

About 3 million used the Guatemalan authorities on a plan to attract more visitors to the archaeological sites of the north of that country. The program includes the improvement of infrastructure in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Peten, 600 km from the capital, and the training of local guides.

According to Claudia Rosales, director Pacuman Foundation, one of the organizations behind the project, including areas for improvement include paths and stairs as well as camping facilities that guarantee the minimum conditions for tourists attention is better .

The funding comes from a state fund for tourism development, but also has the support of the private sector and international aid agencies, says a report in the Free Press.

According to statements by the head of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT), Pedro Duchez, these efforts towards winning more travelers in the area should help to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and activate the local economy, with an approach based on sustainability.

In 2011, a total of 1.8 million tourists visited Guatemala and is expected for the current year there is a 8% growth in activity, which the Central American nation would exceed two million passengers, which significaríaun record for that country.

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