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El Salvador’s Tourism Rises 30% After Bitcoin Became Legal Tender

El Salvador achieved a double-digit GDP growth for the first time in history

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According to the El Salvadoran government, the country received few economic benefits after adopting bitcoin as legal tender. In September 2021, Bitcoin law into effect making Bitcoin a nation currency alongside the U.S Dollar.

“Cryptocurrency multiplies the opportunities to do business with more partners anywhere in the world,” the Salvadoran government explained.

As per the country’s ministry of tourism, The Tourism sector in the country has grown more than 30% after adopting cryptocurrency in the country.

The head of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), Morena Valdez, commented: “The implementation of bitcoin benefited the sector. More tourists and investors have come to see how cryptocurrency works.”

She elaborated – “Expectations of recovery in this sector have been exceeded since 1.1 million visitors had been projected and 1.4 million have been received.” Minister Valdez noted that 60% of the visitors to El Salvador came from the U.S.

El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele explained that El Salvador achieved a double-digit GDP growth for the first time in history after it adopted the bitcoin law.

After Adopting Bitcoin as legal tender has boosted the country’s GDP growth to 10.3% in 2021, El Salvador never had a double digit GDP growth before 2021. El Salvador’s “exports grew 13% this January, compared to last year January.

 

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