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Region sees 6 percent more tourism income this year

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Central America is expected to see a 6.1 percent increase in tourism income this year, compared to 2012, according to a report by the Central American Integration System.

Last year, tourism generated revenues for the region of some $9.6 billion, of which Panama alone accounted for 46 percent.

The service sector, excluding data from Guatemala, generated 300,000 jobs across the region, up 1.3 percent from the year before.

Full story (in Spanish)