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Mitur expects to welcome more than 76,000 international visitors on Easter



The beach is one of Easter's biggest tourist attractions.

The beach is one of Easter’s biggest tourist attractions.

The Ministry of Tourism expects foreign and national mobilization to continue to increase for the rest of the year, with more than 76,000 foreign tourists expected to arrive in the country for Easter alone.

“We are talking about over 200,000 visitors each month and we continue to forecast for these months (March and April). We are predicting it,” confirmed Branch Manager Morena Valdez.

This Holy Week in 2023 will be celebrated from April 2nd to 8th.

The minister has yet to provide a projection of the financial income the country could receive for the upcoming holidays.

In an interview with the national channel this Friday, he noted that the most visited places were the beaches, followed by the historic center of San Salvador. Both indicated they would open another space during the holiday period.

Each year, the Easter holiday, along with the August festivities and the year-end period, are factors in attracting large numbers of domestic and foreign tourists to different parts of the country.

For this next holiday period in 2022, the forecast made by the tourist office is higher. The agency has ensured that at least 170,000 people visit El Salvador during Holy Week.

Increase projection.

Mitur has raised its target for this 2023 closure, despite a reduction in forecasts. Valdez recalled that there were more than 400,000 foreigners visiting El Salvador in January and February. He emphasized that in both months he confirmed an occupancy rate of over 80%, despite the fact that the hotel sector’s report saw only about 30% demand in the previous year.

“The big problem we have now is that the demand is higher than the tourist offer, so we are working to provide public tourism infrastructure and encourage private investment,” said an official. said.

At the end of 2022, the government predicted that over 2.7 million international tourists would visit the country through 2023, generating $2.7 billion, but that figure has increased.

“With 2.9 million (expected) visitors, we can expect foreign exchange income of about $2.9 billion. It’s also a virtuous circle. It’s the economy.”

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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