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El Salvador Opens Expovaccions Tourism Fair with High Expectations

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The ninth edition of El Salvador’s premier travel and tourism trade show, “Expovacaciones 2012,” was expected to receive 8,000 visitors and generate more than $ 3.5 million in revenues for tour operators located in Central America and El Salvador.

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Fair Expovacaciones generate $ 3.5 mills

This year, we expect the participation of 160 companies in the region.

In the ninth edition of the travel and tourism “Expovacaciones 2012″ to be held this weekend, organizers expect more than 8,000 visitors and do business for more than $ 3.5 million.

The event, to be held in Hall 1 of the Convention Center and Trade (CIFCO), is a mechanism for the marketing of tourist destinations in the region, but mainly those of El Salvador. It is expected that 50% of the estimated amount of business, it proceeds from the sale of package tours, traveling to our country, said Edgar Contreras, president of the organizing committee.

“People Living is the ultimate expression of domestic tourism in El Salvador and Expovacaciones is an appropriate tool to sell this product and service vacation and recreation,” said Jose Napoleon Duarte, Minister of Tourism.

This year involved 160 tourism professionals (tour operators companies) that offer their wares and services, mainly for the second year’s holiday season: the August festivities.

The offer of the country will be exhibited in 19 booths, represented by 62 tourism professionals from 40 micro, small and medium enterprises.

Honduras will participate with 20 tourism companies, 33 professionals divided into eight cubicles.

Nicaragua, meanwhile, will have an aggressive participation in the fair with 39 companies and 17 cubicles.

Belize also participate in the fair, for the second consecutive year, the minister confirmed Duarte.

Meanwhile, Jorge Castillo, vice president of the Central American Tourism Federation (Fetur) indicated that through Expovacaciones, “Salvadorans will visit the tourist available for this holiday, not only of El Salvador but also in other countries Central America. ”

160 In Expovacaciones 160 companies participate in the entire Central American region.

8.000 During the two day fair is expected an influx of 8,000 people.

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• Companies in El Salvador and Central America Will Bid at the show a variety of destinations ranging from the traditional sun and beach to mountain tours, cultural, and other extreme sports.

• El Salvador greatly promote sun and beach destinations, mainly in the Costa del Sol and La Libertad, because they are the most popular during the August festivities, said Mitur.

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