Central America and the Dominican Republic Promote Digital Tourism in Light of COVID-19

The world has experienced an acceleration of digitization as a result of the effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this scenario, the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic have identified an opportunity to rethink tourism and strengthen the industry sectors, providing information, tools, applications, and tourism experiences in innovative ways by using digital platforms.

Belize is developing Belize Health, an App where tourists will be able to provide health information before embarking on a trip to Belizean territory. In addition, Belize provides an easy-to-use four-step system for when people plan their next trip. To learn more about this tool, click here.

Guatemala, heart of the Mayan world, invites all tourists to take a virtual walk through all areas of the country through 360° experiences, which give everyone the opportunity to learn about the culture, traditions, biodiversity, and gastronomic offers of the Central American country. Undoubtedly, it is an initiative that seeks to enhance the visit of tourists after confinement. To access this window to Guatemalan culture, click here.

El Salvador’s website offers a sample of its more than 300 kilometers of beach drawing the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The Central American country has positioned itself in the region as the perfect destination for surfing, making it the venue for world surfing championships. All the information about this tropical experience in the smallest country in Central America is available here.

Honduras is betting on strengthening the capacities of the tourism sector in the face of the reopening phase, reason for which it is conducting training sessions on digital innovation. The country also highlights all its attractiveness through interactive and informative walkthroughs on its website, offering an innumerable list of activities that tourists will be able to carry out once the confinement measures have been lifted. For more information, click here.

Nicaragua has set up a virtual space where tourists can learn about dances and traditional costumes, part of the culture of the land of lakes and volcanoes. Music is one of the most significant elements in the country for its contribution to identity, which reflects the diversity of groups originating from the region. Tourists can access this space by clicking here.

Costa Rica has started the application of virtual reality to tourism and sustainability. This country is considered as one of the most biodiverse territories on the planet. On its portal, tourists can find an interactive map with the tourism offer of each area of the country. In addition, it stands out for being one of the countries in the region that Google chose to capture in a 360° format, showing the most outstanding tourist places in the country in 76 images.

Panama’s cultural commitment has been key to making the tourism offer of the Central American country known to the world. That is why the country makes available a digital and interactive circuit featuring the city’s museums to travelers. Exhibition centers of science and technology, nature, culture, and history are some of the digital spaces that are available to visit in the country from the comfort of your home. Click here to live the experience.

The Dominican Republic has launched a new initiative to get to know the country without leaving your home. The Dominican Republic Virtual Country’s interactive platform offers visitors options to get inspired for their next trip to the island. They can find information about the main tourist areas, excursions, and activities available in each area, as well as recipes for traditional dishes of the Dominican cuisine, merengue and bachata classes, and many more experiences that make it a unique tourist destination in the region.

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