Chile witnesses over 6% growth in tourism sector

Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

EASTER ISLAND, CHILEChile’s tourism sector experienced a 6.7% growth during April 2016, Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva said.

 
“If this pace remains until the end of the year, the rate will see a 43% expansion in 2016 compared to 2011, which will lead to an average annual rate of 7.5% […],” she stressed.

 

“I believe Peru relies on resources required to become a tourism power,” the minister added.

 

Progress is mainly reflected in the generation of new jobs. Nearly 300,000 job positions were created in the said sector over the last five-year period.

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