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."
Up to November last year, 301,149 tourists arrived on cruise ships at Panamanian ports, 9.2 % more than in the same month in 2012.
The Florida Caribbean Cruise Representatives Association (FCCA) wants to personally see sites that may be suitable for installing luxury cruise terminals in the future.
Countries are making significant efforts to strengthen this sector, according to the Tourism Promotion Agency of Central America.
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.
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