El Salvador Reports 2 Percent Growth in Tourism

San Salvador, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Tourism grew by over two percent in the first half of this year in El Salvador compared to a similar period in 2010, according to official figures quoted in news reports.

Tourism Minister of Tourism Jose Napoleon Duarte Jr. explained that visitors this year outnumbered those who came in the first six months of 2010.

He attributed this result mainly to the Easter holidays, when 68,168 tourists arrived in the country.

The counry registered growth of over two percent in that industry and was heading for reaching this year´s projections of four percent, he said.

From June 2010 to May 2011, 3.9 percent growth was registered, with 1.50 million visitors, according to official figures.

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