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Good Numbers for Ecuador; 14% Growth in Tourism Sector

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Ecuador is continuing to show positive tourism numbers and according to preliminary data released by the Department of Migration to the Ministry of Tourism, the country saw a 14.1% increase in the flow of visitors over the first half of 2011.

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Tourist arrivals to Ecuador With a Positive Balance in the First Half

Ecuador ended the first half of 2012 with a positive balance for tourism, registering a growth of 14.10% over the same period in 2011.

According to preliminary data released by the Department of Migration to the Ministry of Tourism show that in this semester came to a total of 627,211 Ecuador foreigners, representing a 14.10% more than the half of 2011, which 549,715 tourists arrived.

However, with 118,293 arrivals in June shows an increase of 18.36% over June 2011 that received 99,944 travelers, being located in the first half as the second highest month in revenue, after January which increased 20.45% .
Importantly arrivals from key markets (Colombia, United States, Peru, Spain and Germany) account for 72% of total arrivals recorded in the month of June 2012.

Within Consolidation markets (Argentina, Chile, Canada, UK, Brazil, France, Italy, the Netherlands) there is a significant cumulative increase in the market for Argentina, which represents 43% increase, ie, 8,489 arrivals additional to June this year compared to same period last year.

Also in the markets of Opportunity (Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Switzerland, Belgium, Costa Rica and Austria), recorded a cumulative increase of 17%, 18% and 28% respectively in the markets Venezuela, Mexico and Panama, for the period January to June 2011. These increases totaling 4,931 arrivals.

To strengthen, in the world, Ecuador’s position as a competitive destination for sustainable tourism and awareness, the Ministry of Tourism will develop in the second semester a total of 25 events to promote tourism in 16 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and neighboring countries.

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