Tourism in Nicaragua Increases by 11.6%

In the first quarter of this year, 310,271 people arrived, compared to 278,111 registered during the same period in 2008.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The president of the Tourism Institute of Nicaragua, Mario Salinas, reported that 60% of the visitors came from Central America and some 30% from the US.

On its website, SDP Noticias published: "The migration measure to suspend visa requirements for Costa Rican citizens has had a positive effect with an increase of 6% over the same period in 2008."

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Nicaraguan Tourism Up 11% in 2012

December 2012

The country expects that by the end of 2012, 1.2 million visitors will have arrived and more than $400 million entered the country in foreign exchange earnings, which represents an increase of over 11% compared to 2011.

On meeting these projections by the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), the country will become the fastest growing in the region in terms of tourism indicators, surpassing even Panama.

Increased Tourist Arrivals in Nicaragua

September 2012

Information from the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, INTUR reveals that 694,906 tourists came into the country up to July, representing an increase of 11.5% compared to the same period in 2011.

A press release from INTUR reads:

Data from the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, INTUR reveals that up to July of this year 694,906 tourists came to Nicaragua, representing an increase of 11.5 percent compared to the same period last year, said the executive vice president of the governing institution of Tourism in Nicaragua, Mayra Salinas.

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.

Tourism Increases 8.8% in Nicaragua

September 2009

626.170 tourists entered the country between January and August 2009.

According to data from the Nicaraguan Tourism Insitute, there were 50.533 more visitors than the same period of 2008, an increase of 8.8%.

Data from the Central Bank of Nicaragua shows that visitors spent $205.3 million in this time frame, 22% more than in 2008, when they spent $167.5 million.

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