El Salvador in 2018: Tourism Up 16%

During the last year, the country's income from foreign tourism reached $1.473 million, 16% more than in 2017.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Regarding the number of tourists who arrived in El Salvador, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), reported that between 2017 and 2018 the figure increased 13%, rising from 2.2 million to 2.5 million.

José Napoleón Duarte Durán, head of MITUR, told Laprensagrafica.com that "... This has been the best year (2018) of the last decade of work; it has been very positive and favorable. We have consolidated El Salvador as a tourist destination and the statistics confirm that we are moving in the right direction."

On the other hand, the vice-minister of Tourism, Roberto Viera, explained that "... tourists visiting the country last year. He mentioned that 58 % of tourists were from Central America, 35 % from North America and 7 % from "emerging markets". It should be noted that before South America did not appear in these data and now it is doing so."

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