Tourism generates $720 million for El Salvador
The sector will experience an increase of 5%, three points less than in 2007. For 2009, growth forecasts are more conservative: 2%.
Friday, December 19, 2008
"During the first 11 months up to November, the statistics show that the economic activity increased to $668.5 million, and we estimate that at the end of December it could reach $720 million in earnings," calculated Ruben Rochi, minister of Tourism, who presented the working report of the institution.
Guatemala received $10.46 billion in foreign exchange through exports in 2011, 23.6% more than last year.
At the close of 2008, tourism activities will have left the country with more than $2 billion in earnings.
Foreign exchange earnings from exports recorded for January to July 2008 were at $3.55 billion in comparison to the $2.57 billion reported for the same period in 2007.
Tourism earned Guatemala US$417.7 million in the first four months of this year, an 11 percent increase on the same period of 2007, the Tourism Institute (Inguat) reported.
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