As part of a new strategy aimed at keeping better records of
the countryâ€™s tourism trends, the Honduran Institute of
Tourism has joined forces with the National Statistics Institute
(INE). The two agencies have signed an agreement designed to
promote development in the tourism industry by better managing
computerized and physical data collected through surveys and
censuses in the tourism sector.
The project will also facilitate the exchange of economic,
social, demographic and administrative information and create
an official data base of tourism statistics.
Signed by Eva Carolina Gomez of the Tourism Ministry and
Antonio Rene Soler of the INE, the agreement also calls for
the creation of a Technical Committee to design processes
for the collection and reporting of statistical data and to
make this information more readily available locally and internationally,
as well as more reliable.
The Tourism Ministry will launch the process by providing
the INE with an information base and criteria for the format,
release, location and submission of the raw data collected
nationwide. This will encourage greater development in the
information collection process.
The joint initiative seeks to quicken data processing procedures,
making information more reliable and more readily available
to the public. The INE will provide training to Tourism Institute
personnel in order to improve the quality of statistical data
and promote effective policies to further develop the tourism