Tourism increases in Nicaragua

Tourist arrivals for 2008 in Nicaragua increased 7.2% compared to 2007, according to reports from the Tourism Institute.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 reports, "According to preliminary reports, it is calculated that tourism activities brought $277.8 million in earnings to this Central American country, while in 2007 the earnings were $255.1, reflecting an increase of 10%, the source said.

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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.

More Tourists Come to Panama

July 2012

As of May a total of 934,899 visitors came to the country, a 7.7% increase compared to the same period in 2011.

Despite the number of tourists by sea having decreased (-22%), the result of the cancellation of the arrival of two cruisers, entry via Tocumen International Airport increased by 19.3%.

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".

Record tourist arrivals in Panama

January 2009

There was a record of 1.5 million visitors making it one of the sectors with the most development during 2008.

According to, "projections at the end of 2008 indicate that the figure could read 1.6 million visitors, recording a growth of 14.3% compared to 2007.

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