2020 is a crazy year for travel, we know. But Central America is open for tourists this Christmas and could use the business. In return,… Read More »Five Reasons to Visit Guatemala this Christmas
Nestor Quixtan is a Canadian/Guatemalan economist, linguist, and writer. He has consulted on numerous writing projects ranging from security and defense to hotel management. His work on women’s discrimination in the labor market has earned him publication in Latin America. He currently lives in Guatemala City.
Since Guatemala reopened its borders in September, tourism has remained anemic. But are arriving tourists getting a bad first impression with the La Aurora Airport… Read More »Guatemala’s Tourism Sector Voices Concern Over Lack of La Aurora Airport Protocols
Guatemala plans to end its six-month-long lockdown on October 1 amid more political shenanigans. Nestor Quixtan explains. Guatemala will end its lockdown tomorrow, October 1,… Read More »Guatemala Ends Lockdown (State of Calamity) on October 1
As the Guatemala airport reopens to international tourists after over six months, Nestor Quixtan looks at the situation and explains why the news is decidedly… Read More »Guatemala Airport Reopens Amid More Political Intrigue (Life is Never Dull in Guatemala)
Any conversation about the prospect of reopening Guatemala and its international airport has to be followed up with the question of whether tourists will even come… Read More »If We Reopen, Will They Come? Guatemala’s Tourism Sector Still Holding Its Breath
With tourism in Guatemala at a standstill after the limited July 27 reopening, Nestor Quixtan wonders whether it’s too soon or too late to know… Read More »Is it Too Soon or Too Late for Tourism in Guatemala?
To open or not to open: The Guatemalan economy eyes up a July 27 reopening plan after four months of strict lockdown. Is this a… Read More »Should the Guatemalan Economy Reopen on July 27 or Not?
Central America’s battered economies cannot take much more indecision, lack of real leadership, lack of imagination, and flip flopping. Countries with zero government help for the… Read More »As COVID Cases Spike, Guatemala’s Economy Hangs in the Balance
As the Guatemala tourism sector dries and and shrivels away during the COVID-19 crisis, economist Nestor Quixtan delivers a brief overview of the situation, where… Read More »Is it too Late to Save Guatemala Tourism?
Guatemalan economist Nestor Quixtan looks at the new coronavirus economy in Central America. The COVID-19 crisis has led governments around the world to take unprecedented… Read More »Central America And The Coronavirus Economy