Tourism growing fast in Central America
Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama are among the fastest-growing tourist areas in Central America, according to the World Tourism Organization.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
In El Salvador, data from the Tourism Ministry shows that the sector has been growing at 8 percent and expects this to continue despite the national economic crisis that has driven the inflation rate to 8.4 percent per year.
From January to June 2010 a total of 4.556.526 tourists visited Central America, 651.682 more than the same period of 2009.
The National Chamber of Tourism in Costa Rica expects that the sector will grow between 8 and 9% this year, an increase which as been labeled as "satisfactory" in an environment of financial crisis at the world level.
Information from the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, INTUR reveals that 694,906 tourists came into the country up to July, representing an increase of 11.5% compared to the same period in 2011.
As of July 1, 069, 805 visitors have entered the country, 2.3% more than in the same period in 2011.
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