Canadian tourists who began arriving in Honduras for the winter season will leave at least 10 million dollars in currency behind.
The Minister of Tourism, Nelly Jerez reported that the season has begun, and will end in April of 2014 for people who travel from North America to Honduras. This is confirmed with the arrival of four weekly aircraft from Canada, flying approximately 13,500 passengers, who are estimated to spend on average $750 per person.
“We are quite satisfied with the response that we have had on the part of Canadians. They have responded well to strengthen the destination during the year when travel takes place in major cities in Canada,” said Jerez.
Another Sunwing flight arrives from Toronto to the Bay Islands, specifically, Roatan, with a choice of stay for tourists in several hotels in the West Bay or West End area.
In the case of the Transat airlines, they will have two weekly flights to the island of Roatan. One of them will leave from Toronto and the other from Montreal, with offers for stays at the group of HM Resorts, with Henry Morgan and Media Luna.
Overall, during the 2013-2014 season, both charter flight companies will be generating more than 85 flights for tourists from Canada, who are expected to travel also to other areas of Honduras, such as Copan, Lempira and Puerto Cortes.
The 2011-2012 season brought 9,697 Canadian tourists, of which 3,833 landed at La Ceiba International Airport, and the remaining 5,864 at the Juan Manuel Gálvez airstrip on the island of Roatan. Similar figures were reported for the previous season, from Canadians who tend to travel during the period from November to April.
Central America as a whole receives an estimated 250,000 Canadians a year, who represent a consumption of approximately $260,000,000, according to a Canadian statistical analysis.