Tourism to CA Up 8%

Between January and August, tourism in the region increased 8.1% over the same period of 2009.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Carlos Voleger, regional director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), stated tourism in the region is growing above the world average.

"In the region, Costa Rica is attracting the most foreigners (over 2 million in 2009) and along with Honduras, is where tourists stay longer with an average of 11 to 12 days," said in an article in Yahoo News.

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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.

Increase in Tourist Numbers and Spending in Nicaragua

November 2011

In the first six months of the year, a 22.3% increase in tourists’ daily spending was reported, as compared to the same period in 2010.

According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism, visitors who spend most are those entering by air, with a daily average of $82.5.

Tourists entering by land record an average daily expenditure of $26.4.

Panama: Number of Tourists and their Spending Increases

June 2011

In the first four months of 2011 more than 700 thousand visitors came to the country.

The economic boom that Panama is experiencing is also affecting the tourist industry which has grown significantly in recent months.
Along with the increased the number of visitors comes an increase in spending made during their stay.

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.

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