22% Fewer Tourists in El Salvador
During the first five months of the year, 22.1% fewer tourists arrived, according to data from the Tourism Ministry.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The head of the Ministry, Napoleon Duarte, signaled that the decrease reflects lower spending on tourism, with a reduction of 47.5%.
The collection of the Fund for Victims of Traffic Accidents has caused tourism in the country to fall by 6% between January and May.
In the first five months of the year, the country received 597.100 tourists, 26% less when compared to the 813.810 that arrived in the same period of 2008.
The safety warnings issued by Germany have affected the flow of tourists from that country.
The storms that have hit Central America in last ten days have affected the sector which makes up 8% of GDP in the region.
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