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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.

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