Nicaragua Launches Tourism Campaign

The campaign, with a $ 7.2 million investment, is to support Ometepe's tourist related MSMEs and agritourism farms.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The project will begin next January and will start with the refurbishment of the first farms of the 90 included on the project. These will be ready to welcome tourists by May 2011.

The funding includes $ 2 million for the Ometepe tourism conglomerate, $ 2 million to the Department of Rio San Juan and $ 3 million for the proposed agro tourism farms in Nicaragua.

The farms will be equipped to be used as shelters and provide food service, hiking and horseback riding.

The promotion of these farms is done through Intur and advertising agencies which Nicaragua has in the U.S. and Europe.

This will allow the owners of these farms, whether in cooperatives or individual, to increase revenue and diversify business.

The project also provides economic support to small and medium tourism industries of Rio San Juan and Ometepe. Loans to beneficiaries will range between three thousand and one hundred thousand dollars depending on the needs of gives each project.

Along with this funding there will be training for farm workers so they can better serve tourists who visit the businesses and farms..

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