As of this Saturday, more than 6.3 million Venezuelans were active in the country enjoying the Easter holiday, which represents an increase of 24.61 % from the 5.1 million that were recorded in the same period of 2013, according to figures from the Ministry of Tourism.
A document posted on Twitter by Tourism Minister Andres Izarra stated that over 5.8 million individuals traveled over land to sightsee this season, 22.89% more than in the previous week during 2013.
Meanwhile, by air, 472,000 people as of yesterday flew, 22.89% more than in the 2013 holiday; and by sea there were 60,000 tourists, a variation of 25.76 % from the previous year.
"These figures are very good news, especially in this political context, where a minority of right-wing Venezuelan opposition members tried to bring down the spirits of the people of Venezuela and plunge them into violence and tension and a contempt for the civil order throughout the country. Violent groups have been minimized, have been isolated and the people of Venezuela have enjoyed a really calm and peaceful Easter" he said.
The authorities have highlighted the huge movement of people and have implemented a comprehensive safety strategy, that includes more than 100,000 employees throughout the country, as well as sports and recreational activities for the people.
AVN / Press-Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / March 21, 2014