Economy September 26, 2019 | 5:05 pm

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Despite woes, tourism has become an economic lifesaver

Santo Domingo..- Tourism has become the lifesaver of the world economy, currently generating more than 319 million jobs worldwide and particularly in the Dominican Republic it’s the largest generator of foreign exchange, said Tourism minister, Francisco Javier García, to mark World Tourism Day on the 27th.

“This World Tourism Day finds the sector at an exceptional time in general terms and in particular for the Dominican Republic where every year we generate more jobs and currencies,” said the official.

He added that while the world economy grew last year by an average of three percent, the tourism industry climbed 3.8%. “The figures worldwide cannot be more revealing. 319 million people work directly in the industry, that is, tourism generates 1 in 5 jobs in the world.”

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