In terms of quantity, 2011 closed with 1,634,679 visitors, 62%, from Central America, 30% of the U.S., 4% from South America, and 4% from Europe.
"'Foreign exchange earnings from tourism have a real impact for the Salvadoran economy, as this represents a contribution of 2.9% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)', said the head of tourism, Jose Napoleon Duarte .
According to statistics, foreigners spent more last year. For example, in 2009, tourists spent $75.50 per day, in 2010, $78.50, while last year the figure was $103 per tourist".
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On average, each visitor spent $110 per day, 10% more than in the previous year.
During 2013, visitor arrivals to El Salvador meant revenues of $904 million, $168 million more than the $736 million generated by the activity in 2012. Each tourist spent $110 a day, 10% more than the previous year.
The number of tourists arriving in the country has increased, but now they spend less per day than they did in the boom years.
While in 2008, 2.1 million tourists visited the country and spent $2.1 billion, in 2012 2.3 million arrived and only spent $2.2 billion.
In 2008, each visitor spent about $1,041 in the 11 days that their stay lasted, however, in 2012 the average consumption dropped to $947.
Panama International Airport is not only an airport terminal, but also a "Mall" where every passenger who travels spends an average of $50.
Last year, Tocumen International Airport reported movement of 5,844,561 passengers, who spent $290 million during their stay, the equivalent of $50 per person, according to data from the terminal’s management company, Tocumen, SA
The 2.270 million visitors who came to Panama in 2013 stayed on average 9.3 days and spent $168 a day.
The number of tourists who came to Panama last year exceeded the target of 2,250 million set by the Tourism Authority of Panama.
"The month with the highest tourism spending is not necessarily the one with the most tourist arrivals. In March $323.5 million came into the country by way of tourist spending.