Tourism Up 17% in First Half 2010
From January to June 2010 a total of 4.556.526 tourists visited Central America, 651.682 more than the same period of 2009.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tourism has grown in Central America during the first six months of the year by 17% over the same period of 2009, according to preliminary data offered by the various Ministries of Tourism in the region (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).
Between January and July, the country received 1,236,407 visitors, a 5.4% increase compared to the same period in 2011, when there were 1,172,565 visitors.
Between January and August, tourism in the region increased 8.1% over the same period of 2009.
In contrast to the rest of the economy, tourism increased 8.7% in January-October 2009 when compared to the same period of 2008.
Between January and August a total of one million 390 thousand visitors entered the country, 6.4% more than in the same period in 2011.
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