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Fonat to blame for drop in El Salvador tourism

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tourism arrivals via highways to El Salvador dropped 7 percent in the last weeks, according to the country's tourism authorities.

The drop comes as a result of the controversial Fonat tax, which tourists had to pay at the border.

However, official predictions remain positive, after the August holiday season saw a 21 percent growth compared to last year's boosted by internal tourism.

Source (in Spanish): El Salvador