El Salvador: Tourism Up 17% in 2013

In 2013 tourists entering the country generated revenues of $904 million while last year the figure was $772 million.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Data from the Ministry of Tourism in El Salvador shows that during 2013 1,822,003 tourists entered the country, 17% more than the 1,738,317 people who visited the country in the previous year.

"Jose Napoleon Duarte, Minister of Tourism said:" El Salvador is becoming an easy destination to reach because we are connected to the major cities of America and there are more flights, that gives us a major boost for tourism in our country".

"North America and Europe remain key markets in attracting tourists to this country, as in 2013 the number of tourists coming from these regions increased by 8.8% and 25.6%, respectively."

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