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El Salvador Slates $1.9 Million for Tourism Budget

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Salvadorian Minister of Tourism announced the addition of 22 new tourism projects in the country with an investment of $1.9 million. The additions focus on five specific areas: sustainable tourism, support for micro, small and medium enterprises, promotion and marketing, tourism security, and strengthening institutions.

Original Article Text From Prensa Grafica via Google Translate :

Prepare projects for Tourism Promotion

Representatives of Tourism of Central America met yesterday in the country to refine some projects that serve to promote the region as a tourist destination.

Jose Napoleon Duarte, Minister of Tourism, said to be carried out 22 projects with an investment of $ 1.9 million in five areas: sustainable tourism, support for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), promotion and marketing, tourism security and strengthening institutions.

42% of the funding comes from the cooperation of Taiwan and 38%, Spain.

It is expected that slightly more than half of the $ 1.9 million is earmarked for tourism promotion and marketing. “In this project we want to continue with the tour packages to promote Central America as a single destination,” said Duarte.

A MSMEs will be given support in terms of quality, evaluation of projects and business plans.

As for tourist safety, Duarte said it will invest about $ 120,000.

It is estimated that over 70% of the funds will be implemented this year.

The region reaching more than 8 million tourists a year, El Salvador received 1.6 million in 2011.

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