12% Increase in Tourism in Nicaragua
In the first five months of the year 456,000 people entered the country, an increase of 11.8% compared to the same period in 2011.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Mario Salinas, chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), indicated that foreign exchange earnings also reported growth of 19.4%, "these results are satisfactory and we think we will reach the goals we have set, which is about 6.5 percent or 7 percent. "
During the first five months of 2013, 526,443 tourists entered the country while during the same period in 2012 the figure was 483,105
As of July the country had received 604,000 visitors, 9.7% up on the same period in 2009.
In 2012, the number of passengers in transit through Tocumen airport who took time out during their connections to visit the city, increased by 48% compared to the previous year.
Revenues generated in the first three months of the year amounted to $93.6 million, 22.2% higher than in the same period in 2010.
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