Guatemala seeks to surpass the 20,000 events it held in 2018
The Central American destination places its focus on holding national and international conventions that respect the premise of sustainability
Guatemala is one of the countries in Central America with the greatest number of events and variety of events. It is highly valued because it houses volcanoes, tropical forests and ancient Mayan sites. Its capital has the majestic National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of Guatemala City, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Another outstanding attraction is Lake Atitlán, formed in a huge volcanic crater, surrounded by coffee fields and villages.
To learn more about the current situation of the MICE segment in that country, we interviewed Migdalia Vázquez, Executive Director of the Bureau of Conventions, during Fiexpo. The official said: "In this event we have been participating for several years, we made many appointments and allows us to make known the facilities that we have to hold meetings of all kinds."
"We show our rich Mayan culture, our colonial architecture, the natural beauties and our unique cuisine".
"We have grown in air connectivity, we are day by day closer to the key emitting markets and we will continue to increase routes".
"In 2018 more than 20000 national and international events and this year we are on track to exceed that figure, it is worth clarifying that we always demand that they respect the premise of sustainability".