Bitcoin Helps El Salvador to Improve Its Tourism, See The Details!

Bitcoin helps El Salvador to improve its tourism! Here are the details! On 6 August, the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, took to Twitter to announce the good news.

The Announcement

On 5 August, the World Tourism Organization posted its list of countries whose earnings climbed back to the pre-pandemic levels via Twitter. El Salvador is on the list, with an increase of 6%

On 6 August, Nayib Bukele replied to the tweet by stating some reasons for the improvement in tourism. The President mentioned three reasons for international tourism. The reasons are Bitcoin, surfing, and the low level of criminals

Why Does Bitcoin Become One of the Reasons?

Previously, the local news reported that tourism in El Salvador increased by 30%, thanks to Bitcoin becoming a legal tender. Morena Valdez, The Head of the Ministry of Tourism, later confirmed the news in February 2022.

She said, We did a poll to check the activity according to the before and after of Bitcoin. The tourism sector increased in November and December. [This] increased by more than 30%.”

The latest news is in-line with the report in February about the effect of Bitcoin as a legal tender in the country. In the future, more people in the community will come to El Salvador and see how it works.

Other Reasons

In the tweet, Nayib Bukele also mentioned the low level of criminals and surfing as reasons for its improvement in tourism. On 1 August, a website reported that homicides in El Salvador have decreased compared to previous years. In terms of surfing, many travel websites have recommended El Salvador as one of the countries to surf.

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