El Salvador to Be Guest Country during Upcoming EUROAL 2015 Travel Market

01 November 2014 5:27pm
El Salvador to Be Guest Country during Upcoming EUROAL 2015 Travel Market

The Central American Republic of El Salvador will receive the appreciation of the international tourism trade as Star Country in the 2015 edition of the EUROAL Travel Market.

The country won its nomination from a selection of three finalist countries, in recognition of the firm commitment of El Salvador towards the improvement of the promotion and competiveness of its tourism. Starting from 2009, these efforts have resulted in an improvement close to 70% in international arrivals, reaching more than 1.3 million in 2013.

The country had already been signaled in EUROAL 2012, as an emerging destination, in line with the growing leading role of the country in international markets. Only in European tourism, El Salvador has improved by 4.5 % its share against the same first six months period of 2013.

Jose Napoleon Duarte, the El Salvador Minister of Tourism, commented that this nomination for EUROAL 2015 is important to the country, because it stresses that efforts to position El Salvador in Europe are producing very positive results.

El Salvador will take the central space in the EUROAL Travel Market floor, from 3rd to 5th June 2015, in the Torremolinos Palacio de Congresos de la Costa del Sol. An important official delegation with the support of El Salvador private sector will show all of its tourism, culture, and cuisine potentials, as they all take an active role in the programmed workshop appointments.

"An excellent opportunity to start new business contacts and trade agreements with worldwide operators, and continue to position El Salvador as a tourism destination" stressed Minister Duarte.

EUROAL Travel Market is a professional meeting point which, on a yearly basis, brings together international tour operators and suppliers, encouraging and promoting mutual ties between Spain, Europe, Latin America and the rest of the world; and, in turn, drives economic and social development through the largest peace industry that exists: tourism.

This International Tourism Fair will hold its tenth edition, from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2015, sponsored by the City of Torremolinos and its "Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of the Costa del Sol". The event receives the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO-OMT), the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies, Turespana, Turismo Andaluz and various public and private entities of the Andalusian province of Malaga.

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