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.

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