The organization of the Central American Council of Tourism recently held a meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to continue the search for concrete actions in favor of greater integration and cooperation, such as a common visa, which will result in the growth of this important sector for the region.
Taking part in meetings were delegations from Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, under the organization of the Central American Tourism Council (CCT), the Central American Tourism Promotion Agency (CATA) and the Secretariat of Central American Tourism Integration (Sitca).
The meeting are try to breaking down barriers that impede the free mobility of tourists and visitors in the intraregional aspect, in addition to trying to reduce the costs of air tickets and the application of more competitive rates.
The main markets for tourists to the region were North America (43.3%), Central America (26.8%), Europe (15.8%), South America (11.8%), Asia (0.9%), Caribbean (0.7%), and rest of the world. (0.7%).
Source: El Nuevo Diario