The Minister of Tourism, Morena Valdez, reported this Monday that the World Tourism Organization indicated that El Salvador has reached an 80% recovery in the tourism sector until 2022, thanks to the management carried out by the government of Nayib Bukele after the appearance of COVID-19.
“According to the World Tourism Organization, we have an 81% recovery by 2022. They had calculated that 2024 would be year zero. This is thanks to the good management of the pandemic” — said the minister in a morning interview.
This positive outlook implies the arrival of new investors who are carrying out their first explorations to develop their businesses in national territory, especially the Surf City area, the Historic Center of San Salvador and mountain areas. “The hotels announced by investors are valued at approximately $1.6 billion,” Valdez said.
She also pointed out that the adoption of Bitcoin alone has meant an increase in national tourism by 30%. The cryptocurrency shows international tourists a panorama of leisure and investment.
“Tourists interested in the implementation of bitcoin have a longer stay and a larger expense. Before Bitcoin, there was a daily expense of $113 to $150, now it is up to $200 a day” — added the minister in one of her interventions.