The country could have more than 30 air service agreements by the end of 2013 if in the coming months the five processes that remain open are finalized, all with Middle Eastern nations.
The Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) is negotiating with Israel, Qatar, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan. In addition, it is discussing expanding its aviation business with Costa Rica.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) projects that this year there will be slightly less movement of tourists compared to the rate achieved in 2012.
In its World Tourism Barometer report for the month of January, UNWTO forecasts that in 2013 international tourist arrivals will not exceed 4%, which was the increase calculated for the previous year.