Hotel Occupation Declines in El Salvador

The hotel sector has begun 2009 with a fall from between 5 to 7%.

Monday, February 23, 2009

In its website, Elsalvador publishes: "Furthermore, at the juncture of economic deceleration, have been burdened with the focalization effect of the energy subsidy, which will have a strong impact in the costs of hotel operation,´ indicated Quiñónez. ´It is estimated that it will be at least 60 percent.´"

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