Why Guatemala?  

WELCOME TO THE HEART OF THE MAYAN WORLD

Thank you for considering Guatemala as a destination to hold your upcoming meeting. In the last years, our country has been the host of important international events such as the Governor Assembly of the Inter-American Development Bank (lOB), the CXIX International Olympic Committee Session, and the III World Conference of the International Coffee Organization, among others. The aforementioned shows the capacity Guatemala has to host world class events.

Guatemala is a multicultural and multiethnic country, possessing an extraordinary natural wealth with splendid weather conditions all year long. ItaIso has beautiful landscapes formed by green mountains and rivers emerging amongst volcanoes, vast semi-tropical jungles and authentic Mayan and Colonial towns that contrast with the modern Capital City.

Hundreds of years ago, the exuberant beauty of our land captivated the most important of ancient Mesoamerican cultures, the Mayas, who chose Guatemala as a permanent venue for their meetings, edifying their grandest temple for this, La Danta, in EI Mirador. Our country shelters most of the Archeological parks of the region, which are available for your event's guests.

In Guatemala you will find the necessary infrastructure for the development of your congress, convention, or incentive trip, in a destination where you will combine the conference program with a vast range of cultural, amusement and entertainment activities.

It will be a pleasure to welcome you to our country, Heart of the Mayan World.

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA

DEAR EVENT MANAGERS

On behalf of the Guatemala Tourism Board -INGUAT- and the whole tourism and event industry of the country, we extend you the warmest welcome.

As the authority and head of tourism in the country, at INGUAT we know that when considering Guatemala as host for your upcoming event, you have guaranteed, without a doubt its success, and a unique and extraordinary adventure for the participants.

Guatemala has the necessary infrastructure to carry out your events: Broad flight connectivity, national and international chains with great hotel capacity, countless restaurants of diverse specialties, plenty of conference rooms, theaters and areas for events, specialized tourism meeting service providers, as well as a diverse range of cultural, amusement, and entertainment options, which offer the ideal environment for the development of your event.

Discover Guatemala, and enjoy a unique experience.

INSTITUTO GUATEMALTECO DE TURISMO -INGUAT-
Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo
7a. Av. 1-17 zona 4, Centro Cívico
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala CP 01004
Teléfono: + (502) 2421-2800
e-mail: info@inguat.gob.gt

Asistencia al Turista -PROATUR-
Teléfono: 1500 o + (502) 2421-2810
e-mail: asistur@inguat.gob.gt
www.visitguatemala.com

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DEAR EVENT MANAGERS

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Guatemala, better known as the land of eternal spring and the Heart of the Mayan World.

The location, infrastructure, human resources and professional event service providers in Guatemala, make the destination ideal for your event.

The Guatemala Convention Bureau's mission statement is to facilitate the successful execution of MICE events in Guatemala. We put at your disposal our resources and staff in order to achieve your desired goals. Whether your requirements are broad or very detailed within the government offices or private entrerprise, we will make our best efforts to provide you with the necessary assistance.

We invite you to live the incredible experience of carrying out your event in our country.

In advance, Welcome!!!

Buró de Convenciones de Guatemala
12 calle 6-61, zona 1 Centro Histórico -Casa del Turismo-
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Tels. (502) 2251-3734
e-mail: info@guatemalacvb.com
www.guatemalacvb.com  


COLLEAGUES OF THE MICE GUILD

The best event planners and the venues of the most important destinations of the country have gathered in Guatemala as Heart of the Mayan World to offer the guarantee of professionalism, accuracy, and originality of the events that we organize.

Guatemala does not only have a professional network of service suppliers, with the latest international practices, but it also frequently works in international professionalization and alliance of the tourism industry's international organizations and associations of the business world in order to offer you a world class event.

Come to Guatemala, we are the best choice for your events.

Asociación Guatemalteca de Organizadores Profesionales de Congresos, Convenciones y Ferias A. C. - OCCAF-

Diagonal Seis 12-42 zona 10, Edificio Design Center,
Torre I Oficina 605
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Tels. (502) 2334-3908
www.occaf.com

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WELCOME TO GUATEMALA, HEART OF THE MAYAN WORLD!

It is a privilege for the Guatemala Tourism Board (INGUAT and the Rainforest Alliance to work together and promote a sustainable industry by encouraging the adoption of sustainable practices that will ensure the conservation of natural resources and local culture, as well as the economic benefits that tourism provides.

Rainforest Alliance is an international conservation organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

Whatever your event may be - small or large, high end or budget conscious -we invite you to consider the hotels, tour operators and other tourism businesses that have achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and have been awarded the use of the Rainforest Alliance Verified mark.

Your event can make a difference! Look for the hotels using the little green frog!

Rainforest Alliance
8a. Avenida 15-62, zona 10
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Tels. (502) 2383-5757
sustainabletourism@ra.org
www.rainforest-alliance.org

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Guatemala, Heart of the Mayan World

Guatemala is the birthplace of one of the most important pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations of history -the Mayan culture-.  Its economical, political, religious, and social development was transcendental, which still amazes both locals and foreigners.  A great quantity of traces of perfectly restored archeological areas have been visited by thousands of people from different parts of the world, who have been astounded by the testimony left by this culture.  The Heart of the Mayan World can be visited and admired by attendants of congresses, conventions, and incentive trips, as being an excellent and unique complementary program alternative for the events.

a) Experience in the development of world events

Guatemala has been host of important international events, amongst them the Governor Assembly of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where the attendants, from more than 30 countries, debated during several days about the main financial support programs for the American Continent. The 119th International Olympic Committee Session, agency that gathers representatives of more than 200 countries, in which important decisions about the future of The International Olympic Movement are taken. The III World Conference of the International Coffee Organization, which gathers the main Coffee producing countries; and the XI Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition, and Diabetes Congress, event that gathers important doctors of this continental region.  These experiences, among others, have allowed Guatemala to specialize in events with global impact because of the service that is demanded.

b) Specialized event development infrastructure

Guatemala has more than 200 conference rooms, theaters, museums, market places, public squares, event areas, and hotel integrated convention centers as well as important international hotel chains. It also has a variety of restaurants, specialized event service providers, professional congress, conventions, and incentive trips operators, ground transportation and flight connectivity to the main cities of the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.  All these facilities and services have been tested in international events.

c) Extraordinary natural and cultural touristic attractions

Guatemala has a vast range of amusement and entertainment options, which will be within reach of the delegates as well as of their accompanying guests. Among the options that can be found are the following: visits to volcanoes, museums, handicraft market places, theme parks, and colonial cities such as La Antigua, adventure tourism, birdwatching, shopping, and guided visits to communities, which is an opportunity to get acquainted with the multicultural aspects of the region.  These options are an ideal complement for the delegates program and their accompanying guests.

What are the highlights of Guatemala?

  • In efficiency in regards to ports of bulk sugar and sugar exporter in Latin America.
  • Cardamom exporter.
  • Exporter of melons, papayas and watermelons.
  • Arabica Coffee Exporter and in general Guatemala is positioned in the Top 10 of the Coffee of the World.
  • World banana exporter and #2 in platanos.
  • Chinese peas exporter.

Ron Zacapa Centennial recognized by Worlds Top 100 Most Valuable Luxury Brands, and # 1 for 5 consecutive years in the ranking of # 1 The Beverage Testing Institute.

Archaeological heritage: with a total volume of 2,800,000 m³ and a height of 170 meters, La Danta is the largest pyramid in the world, even over the pyramids of Egypt, located in the Department of Petén, Guatemala.

Guatemala is the worlds capital for sport fishing for Sailfish. Record of capture and release in boat for 1 day: 124 Sailfish.

Cuenta con una excelente y variada oferta de Oficinas virtuales Guatemala.