20% Increase in Tourism in 2008

Tourism increased by 20% during 2008 according to the Honduran tourism minister Ricardo Martinez.

Citizens of the United States and Europe visited Honduras for tourism reasons, while more than 60% of visitors coming from other central american nations came on business.

Tourist spent more than $620 million during their 2008 trips in Honduras. This money was used in hotel accommodations, transportation, food, tips and other services.

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