Honduras is opened to investment in tourism
Dear friends, Tourism in Honduras throughout the last four years of Government of the President Juan Orlando Hernandez, has made significant progress, demonstrating its strength as an important generator of foreign exchange to the economy of our country and therefore, the improvement in the host communities of the arrival of tourists. Innovative promotional campaigns to stimulate domestic and foreign tourism have been launched in a conventional and very expanded way in social networks, where important actions have been generated to show the best of our tourist destinations and the kindness of our people. Important advances in air connectivity issues have been done, successfully achieving that Air Europa flights extended their deadline to fly to the country until April 2018, with a high probability that it is maintained throughout the year. Also negotiations have been made with low-cost airlines such as Southwest and Volaris to have cheaper options to visit Honduras. New tourist products such as the Coffee Route and bird watching, have been promoted in the main specialized bird watching fairs in the United States and Europe. A National Training Strategy formulated based on the needs of the tourism private sector, ready to be executed by the next authorities. We continue appearing in the main specialized tourism magazines and Trip Advisor, with our island Roatán, as one of the best destinations to visit in the world. Four national aerodromes will facilitate the mobilization of tourists and hikers who arrive via cruise ships to the island area, in order to generate interest in returning or extending their stay in Honduras. As a final touch of this management, the new Law for the Promotion of Tourism will allow the generation of new investments in the tourism sector contributing, thereby, to generate employment in the main tourism areas of our country and at a general level, since the law does not discriminate neither place nor amount of the investment. The Government of the Republic has declared the tourism sector as priority and we have managed to materialize it with concrete actions in order to reach the goals that have been set by the National Program of Employment Generation and Economic Growth Honduras 2020. The Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT) is optimistic that new and better times are coming for the tourism sector, and together with the tourism private sector, we will continue working to continue strengthening our sector and boosting our economy, reinforcing our national identity and receiving our visitors with the warmth that characterizes Hondurans.