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Guatemala Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the capital, contains preserved Spanish colonial buildings. Lake Atitlán, formed in a massive volcanic crater, is surrounded by coffee fields and villages.

A Complete Guide to the Nursing Industry in Latin America

editor editor- October 21, 2019 21:14

Latin America has seen tremendous societal growth and development in the past 50 years, bringing entire industries and markets to the 20 economies and 12 dependencies which make up this ... Read More

Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 16:10

The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. Led by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT) ... Read More

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 09:39

Currently, the 64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala. Thursday was the first day. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with leaders of the Guatemala Tourism ... Read More

UNWTO features as tourism enters Ibero-American cooperation agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2018 08:10

The 26th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government (La Antigua, Guatemala, 15-16 November) concluded with a high-level political declaration on sustainable development in which tourism plays a key ... Read More

Spirit Airlines brings new international routes to Houston’s Intercontinental Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 26, 2018 16:06

The lush beauty and diverse cultures of Latin America await as Spirit Airlines continues its international expansion, this time from Houston! Beginning September 6, 2018, Spirit will start service from ... Read More

Earthquake strikes Guatemala, while death toll from volcano eruption rises to 62

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2018 01:25

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded 65 miles (105km) south of Champerico, a district along Guatemala’s southwestern coastline, according to the US Geological Survey. With the earthquake’s epicenter out at ... Read More

Guatemala volcano eruption: 25 dead, dozens missing, thousands fleeing the area

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2018 05:09

Twenty-five people have been reported dead, while at least another 25 were injured after the Volcan de Fuego in Guatemala erupted, shooting smoke and rocks 10 km into the air, ... Read More

Paraguay follows US and Guatemala, opens embassy in Jerusalem

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2018 16:51

Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli ... Read More

Why responsible tourists should visit Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2018 10:19

Responsible tourists should look to travel to and support Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala through tourism. Responsible tourists should check carefully when supporting other Caribbean and Latin American ... Read More

People fleeing buildings after massive 8.2 earthquake hit Mexico – Guatemala region

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 8, 2017 05:27

This 8.2 earthquake, was felt as far as Mexico City.  The earthquake was shallow off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.  Tourists explore this mountainous highlands and dense rainforest that are dotted ... Read More

Guatemala and El Salvador hit by strong earthquake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 22, 2017 15:12

A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday, shaking buildings and downing trees and causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador. There were no immediate reports of ... Read More

Quite a ride: Shocked tourist in Guatemala City hotel after 6.9 earthquake at 1:29 am

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 14, 2017 09:39

eTN Reader and tourist Josh Gates tweeted: A Magnitude 6.9 quake just rolled through Guatemala City. Quite a ride here on the 15th floor of my hotel. Ok...so...Back to bed? The strong earthquake ... Read More