Tourism generates $411 million in El Salvador

The arrival of tourists grew 25.8% in the first semester of 2008, according to a report by the Tourism Ministry

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Tourism Industry generated $411 million in the first six months of 2008, a 22% increase agains the same period of 2007, while the arrival of tourists grew 25.8% to 991,874 visitors.
The document highlights March as the month with the highest expenditure by visitors, when vistors spent $91.3 millions, in coincidence with the Holy Week holidays.

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The number of tourist arrivals from January to October 2008 grew to 1.23 million, 153 thousand more than for the same period last year.

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July 2008

Tourist arrivals in Costa Rica grew by 12.5 percent over last year during the first half of the year.

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January 2010

From January to November 2009, tourism driven revenue in Panama reached $1.32 billion, $42 million more than the same period of 2008.

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