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Tourism Numbers on the Rise in El Salvador

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Even with political instability and a fragile gang truce, El Salvador was able to grow its tourism numbers by 2.7% in the second quarter of 2012.

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Tourism grows 2.7% in Last Three Years

Tourism in El Salvador grew by 2.7% during the third year of managing the government of President Mauricio Funes, authorities said the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur).

Between June 2011 and May 2012 Mitur 1,663,817 recorded the arrival of tourists to the country, while in same period last year were 1,620,850.

Only in the season of festivities in San Salvador this year, which is one of the most important holiday periods for the country, the Mitur estimated to be received about 40,000 tourists, which would leave $ 3 million.

Tourism revenue in the last year in office were $ 681.3 million, which represents an increase of 27.4% compared to the previous period, which saw revenue of $ 534.6 million.

The owner of Mitur, Jose Napoleon Duarte said he has “achieved stability in tourism and have established conditions for the safe path of change in the model of sustainable tourism development in El Salvador.”

Recently, the Mitur Living Villages launched its strategy with the aim to boost domestic tourism. Through this event, also elect the 10 best tourist towns of the country.

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