Galapagos Hurting From Undertourism, Seatrade Panelists Say | Seatrade Cruise News
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Eighty percent of the Galápagos economy relies on tourism, which plunged 73% during 2020, according to Santiago Dunn, CEO of Ecoventura.
Anne Kalosh | Mar 09, 2021
This means the socioeconomic situation is critical, said Edwin Naula, president, Factoria Ambiental.
They spoke Tuesday during a Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Expedition Cruising panel on the Galápagos.
The archipelago's population is almost 30,000, and eight in 10 jobs rely on tourism, Dunn said.