The country’s tourism continues to grow, and proof of this is that El Salvador has exceeded revenues in this area above those recorded prior to the pandemic, according to a study by the World Tourism Organization (ONWTO) , in which the growth in foreign currency income in the country stands out.
Indeed, El Salvador is at the forefront of Latin America in terms of tourism growth, according to this study, which collects income from January to May this year, with a six percent increase in income for said item compared to 2019, ranking 13th on the ONWTO list.
Mexico is the second country that enters this ranking, while in the Caribbean, the island of Saint Lucia is positioned at number six on the list, led by European countries.
The profits he left in that period of time represent a greater increase than the figures recorded prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For his part, President Nayib Bukele reacted to the remarkable news in the following way:
«Only a handful of countries have been able to bring their tourism back to pre-pandemic levels. And that is international tourism, so the reasons behind it are mainly Bitcoin and surfing,» the president said from his Twitter account, adding:
«But domestic tourism is growing even more, mainly due to our crackdown on gangs,» he reiterated.
In full celebration of the August festivities, this study confirms the growth of the country in terms of tourism.
According to the projections of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), some 57,000 foreign tourists are expected to visit this holiday period, which could earn up to $60 million in foreign currency, not counting domestic tourism, which is constantly increasing.