El Salvador announces new country brand
El Salvador Tourism has launched a new country brand to enhance the destination’s attractions and Salvadoran identity in the international market.
Evolving the formerly domestic-focused promotion into a global campaign, the brand’s new message, “Great Like Our People,” succinctly captures not only El Salvador’s superb location and authentic activities, but also the welcoming nature, strength, drive and spirit of its residents.
“We’re very excited for this new platform to promote El Salvador as a top travel destination, with the new brand providing a base to highlight El Salvador’s range of offerings for international visitors, locals, and entrepreneurs alike,” says José Napoleón Duarte, Minister of Tourism.
“With some of the best air links to major cities across North America and Central America, El Salvador is in a strategic location, and this ease-of-access appeal is complemented by a labourious workforce, the fertility of its soils and agriculture, the natural beauty of its volcanoes and coasts, and the Salvadoran culture.”
The striking indigo blue in the branding is representative of the “blue-gold” indigo the Maya once used and the multitude of present-day Salvadoran artisans who craft with today. The blue is seen in the country’s flag and its Pacific waters. The number of colorful pieces are a display of El Salvador’s 14 administrative departments and regions of the country based on the index of human development, which includes the country’s capital San Salvador, coffee-rich Santa Ana, and Usulután with its beautiful beaches.
Inauguration event at WTM
Travel media and employees are invited to attend the inauguration of the El Salvador stand at World Travel Market, at Stand LA240 on 6 November. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be presided over by José Napoleón Duarte, Minister of Tourism of El Salvador, followed by photos, canapes and drinks.