Honduras: Inauguration of Trujillo as a Cruise Ship Port
With more than 200 tourists on board, a cruise ship docked in Trujillo Port, in the Honduran Caribbean, for the first time.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Ricardo Martinez, Minister of Tourism, informed Laprensahn.com: "We are planning to exceed the 430 thousand cruise passengers that were received in the whole country last year and at least reach 450 thousand which means more than 160 arrivals by 15 companies. Cruise ships represent nearly 27% of the visitors entering the country."
Cruise ships are canceling their arrivals to the Honduran island because they are unable to operate due to local workers' protests that block the port.
Honduras is to develop the ‘Banana Coast’ cruise port in Trujillo and promote this project in the Cruise Shipping Miami 2012 event.
Protests by the island’s inhabitants, which culminated last Saturday, caused a nearly $1 million in losses from cruise cancellations.
The Central American countries are positioning as a destination for the major cruise ship companies.
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