TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you think of traveling to Honduras, forget long layovers and expensive flights, but start thinking of saving time and money as Honduras announces improved air travel for North American visitors with prices starting at $200.
Spirit Airlines, the low-cost airline company has begun to offer non-stop flights from two major U.S. hubs, namely Fort Lauderdale and Houston. Honduras is one of the few countries in Central America to have two direct flights coming from the U.S., granting one Central American country a competitive advantage for greater connectivity and accessibility in its fares. Since Spirit established air service to San Pedro Sula, the airline has transported more than 350,000 passengers.
In expanding their routes to Central America, Spirit accompanies American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Avianca, and United Airlines in offering direct non-stop service or connecting cities through Miami and Dallas (American and Avianca), Atlanta (Delta), and Houston (United & Spirit), making the Mayan archaeological site of Copán even closer.
Along with American airlines, Canadian tourist companies have sought to expand their service to Honduras through Transat Tours, a Canadian Tour-Operator. Beginning in December 2016, just in time for winter in the northern hemisphere, they will add direct flights from Quebec City to the island of Roatán, Honduras. This new service will be in addition to their existing flights from Montreal, Quebec to Roatán and Toronto, Ontario to Roatán. Additionally, Transat Tours and Sunwig Vacations who also offer direct flights to Honduras from major Canadian cities, sold an estimated of 15,000 packages to the country.
This expansion in the tourism sector reflects an aggressive promotional effort made by private companies to further relationships with Honduras. Over the past 24 months, Transat Tours, with the help of the Honduran government, has seen an increase of more than 15% from previous seasons. The development of these relationships has been crucial in these companies being able to meet their mutual sales goals.
"Thanks to these new investments in the tourism sector and the diversified efforts carried out by the government and private companies, Honduras will continue positioning itself as an ideal destination for Americans and Canadians as the most diverse tourist offering in Central America," noted Emilio Silvestri, Director of the Honduran Institute of Tourism.
From the rich history of Comayagua, to the unmatched beauty of the Bay Islands, located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, which houses the largest coral reef in the Americas, together with the rough shores of the Pacific coast, crossing over mountains, lakes, and forests, then to discover the ancestral legacy of the Mayan culture in Copán or uncovering the mysteries of an unknown civilization in Kaha Kamasa, Honduras has a natural and cultural beauty unlike anything else the world has discovered.
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SOURCE Honduras Presidency