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El Salvador Tourism Revenue takes 17% Jump

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El Salvador’s revenue generated by tourism exceeded $700 million for 2011. This amount is over a 17% increase than the preceding year.

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More than $ 700 Million in Revenue from Tourism in El Salvador

According to the Ministry of Tourism of El Salvador during 2011, more foreigners came for sightseeing in this Central American country. In contrast, during the holidays more Salvadorans have also decided to stay and enjoy the natural wonders and local archaeological.

The aforementioned portfolio of State reported that the revenue generated by tourism, through the month of November exceeded $ 700 million, an amount that represents an increase of 17.5% compared to 2010 figures.

Of the total revenues, inbound tourism contributed $ 587.6 million, while domestic generated revenues by approximately $ 114 million. In terms of taxes for lodging and air transportation also reported an increase of nearly one million dollars, totaling $ 8.1 million officials said Tourism.

For 2012, the plans of this portfolio of state will focus on promoting experiential tourism and the draft Adventure Park, which aims to start in the first stage amount of $ 500,000. This project will be built on the grounds of Walter Thilo Deininger National Park

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