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Honduras Grows European Tourism, Somewhat

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European tourism is on the rise for Honduras, where authorities have reported a 5% increase of visitors. But not all European countries are handing out tourist information the country, German has taken a boycott stance and told its citizen to avoid the violence plagued country.

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European Tourism Grows In The Isthmus

Tourism in Central Europe had a significant rebound from the previous year, an increase of 6% through November, according to figures from the Tourism Promotion Agency of Central Europe, CATA, in English.

According to these figures, on the isthmus there were 675,471 arrivals of Europeans against the 637,879 reported for the same period in 2010.

The report indicates that CATA more arrived tourists were the Germans and Italians, who had an increase of 21% and 9% respectively.

In the case of Honduras, data from the Honduran Institute of Tourism, IHT, growth was 5%, to 1753.441 receiving tourists in the first 11 months of 2011 compared to 1670.109 of the same period in 2010. CATA’s report records that, in the case of Honduras, “the Europeans who have visited the region have experienced an increase of 4%, and the Archaeological Park of Copán and the Caribbean beaches that bathe its coasts and islands one of the greatest attractions tourist. ”

In the case of Copan, is the target star is promoting the IHT this year, while the Atlantic beaches are a must for dozens of cruise ships annually.

CATA’s report indicates that the country which had a greater growth of European visitors was Panama, with 12%.

Among the most-visited Central American nations are the English, Spanish, German and French.

Boycotted by violence
But not all news is good for the country. The Minister of Tourism, Nelly Jerez, lamented that governments such as Germany are not promoting travel to Honduras for the high crime rate that has occurred in recent months.

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