El Salvador expects 57,000 tourists and $60 million in foreign currency during August festivities

The August holidays are at the door, and it is one of the seasons in which more international visitors come to the country to enjoy the different tourist destinations, as well as Salvadoran dishes.

For this season, the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) estimates that El Salvador will receive more than 57,000 international tourists, a movement that will leave a balance of around $60 million in foreign currency.

Likewise, the projections of the State portfolio indicate that more than 290,000 visitors will enjoy the 14 amusement parks that operate in the country and that are managed by the Salvadoran Tourism Institute (ISTU).

The Minister of Tourism, Morena Valdez, called on Salvadorans to do more internal tourism since the country has a variety of tourist destinations, such as mountains, towns, culture, history, and routes such as the Cafetalera and the Panorámica.

«We are promoting the destinations. In addition, we make recommendations and work hand in hand with all government entities to offer the best to visitors », she stated.

One of the instances with which they coordinate the August festivities agenda is the mayor’s office of San Salvador, so that salvadorans have a wide range of options to enjoy the festivities, which are celebrated between the 1st and the 6th of August.

“We do activities in the historic center of San Salvador and the Zona Rosa.” We are working together. I invite you to consult our social networks because we will be publishing the activities,” said the official.

On the other hand, Valdez explained that currently, the Salvadoran tourism sector has recovered by 92% in visitor income, which she considers to be one of the countries that have recovered the fastest in the region.

The statistics of the State portfolio also reveal that between January and June 2022, around 2.8 million tourists visited the tourist parks, as well as 1.1 million people arrived in El Salvador, which generated an economic spill of $1.19 billion in foreign exchange earnings.