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 a special committee meeting on Sustainable Tourism and the Association of Caribbean States, which ends today, Salinas said they are making progress in creating a sustainable tourism zone in the Caribbean Basin", reported LaPrensa.com.ni.

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Nicaragua Tourism Up 9%

June 2013

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

Mayra Salinas, chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), said that of those 526,443 visitors, 503,077 were tourists and 23,366 were cruisers and day trippers.

Nicaragua Expects One Million Tourists in 2010

August 2010

As of July the country had received 604,000 visitors, 9.7% up on the same period in 2009.

The head of Nicaragua's Institute for Tourism (Intur), Mario Salinas, indicated that if the trend continues tourist numbers at the close of the current year could exceed one million, which would equate to foreign exchange income worth approximately $400 million.

Boom in Day Visitors to Panama City

December 2012

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.

Between January and October 2012, the total number of day visitors amounted to 119,054.

Generally tourists arrive with an tour already in mind which includes taking in the shopping centers, according to information from tour operators.

Nicaragua: Tourism Grows 22% in First Quarter

July 2011

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.

Official reports, without giving precise figures indicate that "the greatest investment in tourism is led by the private sector through hotels, restaurants and tour operators".

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