Another tourism record: 13.2% jump in September
Miami.- Tourism minister Francisco Javier García on Thursday said the sector continues setting records, citing a 13.2% growth in September arrivals, with 32,890 additional visitors.
He said the Central Bank reported 3.9 million visitors from January to September, or 334,277 more tourists compared to last year. “This means that the accumulated growth in the first nine months is 9.4%, which shows the national tourism industry’s increasing strength.”
The official said the 9.4%jump is higher than the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) recorded growth for the Caribbean region, estimated at 5%. “It’s good to note that the 13.2% increase in September is a remarkable figure when compared with the same month the previous years, which posts the lowest number of visitors.”
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