« We had a very high occupation throughout the national territory », said the Minister of Tourism, German Cardoso, about him carnival weekend, and added that there were « very similar realities in the development of the week and great mobility on all national routes. »
In a tour he made through the department of Paysandú, within the framework of the « strategic planning of the year, » the minister told a press conference that the balance of the long weekend due to carnival was very positive.
Since yesterday, Thursday, February 18, Minister Germán Cardoso has been accompanied by a technical team in the departments of Paysandú and Salto strengthening the work on the strategic planning of the year. @ CardosoGerman @id_salto @idpaysandu pic.twitter.com/oyF9ZpjrzS
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The head of the Ministry of Tourism stressed that the hotel activity was very good during that weekend. As detailed, the thermal corridor had 100% occupancy, Colonia presented levels of 87%, the Gold Coast above 90% and the Maldonado and Rocha coastline were close to 90%.
Based on these figures, the ministry makes « a balance of great conformity, » he added.
Cardoso also commented that Uruguay is one of the 12 countries recognized by the World Tourism Organization as successful in managing the pandemic, and said that health management has allowed the country to “continue to function with an open economy and controlled tourism activity. , but that allows mobility within the country.
« This makes us a destination that is at the forefront in terms of tourism performance, » concluded the minister.