The National Secretariat of Tourism (Senatur) reported that the estimate of the income from domestic tourism during the Holy Week is based on the people mobilized from April 1 to 9, 2023, taking as a reference the bus station of Asuncion and the country’s taxes generated income. more than 83 million US dollars, which is an important economic stimulus for the sector.
They have reflected a more than 70% increase in revenue compared to the pre-pandemic year of 2019, they explained. “The movement caused by national and international tourists has increased, which allows us to talk about sustainable growth in terms of post-pandemic economic recovery,” said the Minister of the Senate, Sofia Montiel. He added that estimates show that more than 1,000,000 Paraguayans traveled domestically during those days.
The country received more than 27,000 tourists, mainly 78% from Argentina, 8% from Brazil, 2% from Uruguay, 1% from the USA and 1% from Germany, while other countries represented were 7%, whose movement injected more than 19 US dollars. million and represented a 40% progressive increase over the previous year’s 19,000, according to Migration. Hotel occupancy during the religious holiday was 80 percent, up 18 percentage points from Easter 2022, while non-hotel establishments such as country houses, tourist inns and hostels had 80 percent bookings. He reported that the epicenter occurred in the department of Misiones during the celebration of Tanarandi, and according to the municipality of San Ignacio, they received more than 25,000 visitors.