El Salvador: Investments in Tourism for $17 million

This year the government plans to invest $17 million on tourism promotion and on works such as the remodeling of tourist docks, and the expansion of Parada and El Triunfo ports.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Ministry of Tourism in El Salvador is also planning on investing in the purchase of tourist buses, which will circulate in the main tourist routes in the country under agreements with municipalities. Other works include improvements to basic infrastructure such as wharves and tourist stops.  

Elmundo.sv reports that "...The national tourism campaign 2017, at the internal level, 'will act as a catalyst for the program Pueblos Encantadores'´(Charming Villages)," stressed the head of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), Jose Napoleon Duarte. The idea is to encourage and promote in the country and abroad, those municipalities -of the 256 associated with Pueblos Vivos- that have added value because of their tourist attractions. In both projects, the MITUR plans to invest $950.000."

"... In terms of holding trade fairs, business rounds, trips and advertising tenders, it has been estimated that $3.7 million will be invested. In addition, ... the promotion strategy aims to "position at the national level, municipalities that have an added value because of their tourist attractions," said Napoleon Duarte. In addition, $600,000 will be distributed for the expansion and maintenance of Pueblos Vivos this year. Currently, 256 municipalities are included in this plan."

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