Antigua Guatemala Establishes a Sustainable Tourism Observatory

The initiative will promote responsible and sustainable actions contributing to the country's tourism sector.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- The Guatemalan Tourism Institute -Inguat- presented the new Sustainable Tourism Observatory in Antigua Guatemala.

Inguat affirmed that the Observatory was created as a comprehensive proposal for responsibly protecting and promoting the colonial city.

Implementing this program will allow the identification of areas that need reinforcement and new actions for developing this sector.

Observatory for Sustainable Tourism

The World Tourism Organization developed this program -UNWTO- to manage scientific information on tourism to create improvements and provide solutions to different problems.

These actions are part of the tourism observatory network called INSTO, which monitors the impact of the tourism sector. This initiative focuses on UNWTO’s growing commitment to sustainability and resilience in tourism in its various member regions.

The data highlights that since 2004, at least 31 observatories have joined the UNWTO INSTO Network. This project aims to manage tourism plans based on the evidence from this tool.

In Guatemala, several have been set up, including one in Petén, which helps to increase the effectiveness of planning for developing Petén in Aventura en el Mundo Maya.

Inguat is responsible for developing the necessary processes to integrate, update, systematize, and distribute statistical information on Guatemalan tourism. It is also in charge of planning, development, and promotion processes for decision-making.

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