Bolivians are on edge as the country’s tourism minister warns that Bolivia’s tourism sector is “going to hell” as tourism suffers a sharp drop in popularity in the wake of the countrys new government.
In an interview with a local newspaper, Bolivien President Evo Morales said the tourism sector was “very unstable.”
He cited a number of factors that he blamed on the country s new government and the lack of transparency in the way it governs.
In his comments to El Tiempo newspaper, Morales blamed the governments decision to privatize the countrya major problem.
The governments privatization of the Bolivarian National Assembly (ANC) is a major problem, he said.
And this is the reason why tourism is down by 10 percent in a week.
It is going to hell, he added.
The loss of tourists is not the only thing causing the decline in tourism, according to Morales.
According to the government, tourism revenue is down 11.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the number of people visiting the country is down 17 percent.
“The economic crisis has taken a toll on the economy,” Morales said.
“And it is going into hell.
There is no question that the economic crisis is being felt in tourism.”
But he insisted that there are “no bad days” in Bolivia, saying he has not been hit by any financial problems.
The president also praised the economic development that Bolivias new government has been doing.
“We have been doing well.
The economic crisis does not affect us,” Morales told El Tiampicos newspaper.
“It is not a problem for us.”
In a bid to boost tourism, Morales said that the government would increase the price of tourist visas and increase the number and size of international tourist buses in Bolivia.
In addition, the president announced that Bolivia will begin a program to create a new tourism hub in Bogota.
Bolivis tourism minister, Eduardo Perales, said in a statement to the media that the new administration is “not only going to solve the problem of tourism but will also create jobs and growth in the country.”
Peralez said the government was “a major supporter of tourism and its economy.”
However, the country has had a difficult time recovering from the recession caused by the Boli governments privatization.
Bolivia is not alone in the crisis facing tourism.
Other countries have experienced the same problems.
Last year, the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics said that British tourism was down 4.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017.
In June, the Czech Republic announced that it would phase out all foreign tourism by the end of 2020.