Feasibility of Cruise Terminal in Atlantic Analyzed
Guatemalan authorities are assessing the technical feasibility of three projects submitted for the construction of a cruise terminal in the Bay of Puerto Barrios.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Peter Duchez, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Inguat) estimates that the analysis process will take approximately three months.
Carnival canceled a $40 million project for building a cruise terminal in the Guatemalan port of Tomás de Castilla.
Estimates for the new cruise season, which starts on September 29, contemplates 32% less arrivals.
There is hope of increasing the number of ships visiting the country by 20% for the 2012-2013 season and reviving an activity which has declined in recent years.
The ports of Quetzal in the Pacific and Santo Tomás de Castilla in the Atlantic will improve their facilities by 2012.
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