Optimism for Tourism in El Salvador

It is estimated that the year will close with a 12% increase in the foreign exchange generated by the sector, and the number of tourists who arrived in the country will increase by 13%.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

According to the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur), the foreign exchange generated in 2018 will reach $1.417 million, 12.7% more than what was reported in 2017. In the case of the number of visitors, at the end of the year it is estimated that the figure will reach 2,532,033, almost 13% more than the previous period.

Elmundo.sv reports that "... domestic tourism will contribute $274.92 million to the economy this year, a 23.2% annual growth. Mitur calculations indicate that Salvadorans will have made this year 12.12 million trips to the interior of the country, 10.5% more than in 2017."

The article adds that "... Only during the Christmas season, tourism could generate $75.5 million, Mitur said yesterday. The ministry forecasts that the country will receive 107,036 international visitors between December the 22nd and January the 2nd, 2019."

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