$8 Million for Nicaraguan "Coffee Route" Tourism

Luxemburg has announced the donation to go towards developing tourism in the north of the country.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The first phase of the program began in 2007 with an investment of $5.2 million in financial and logistical assistance aimed at increasing the number of tourists visiting the northern area of Nicaragua known as the Ruta del Café ("Coffee Route"). This stage is due to finish this year.

Joel Astruc, spokesperson for The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, indicated that, "the project's second phase will soon get underway at the request of the Nicaraguan government, due to the success of the first phase," reports Elnuevodiario.com.ni.

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Nicaragua: $9 million Investment in ‘Ruta del Café

December 2011

The Intur, with the support of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has announced new investments to develop the second phase of the ‘Ruta del Café’ (Coffee Route).

The departments that make up the ‘Ruta del Café’ are Jinotega, Matagalpa, Estelí, Madriz and Nueva Segovia.

The first stage saw the completion of 31 tourism projects such as museums, parks and other cultural establishments, said Mayra Salinas, vice minister of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur).

Honduran Coffee Participates in U.S. Fair

April 2010

The Annual Fair of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the most important in its field, will take place between April 15 and 18.

This event will be hosted by the city of Anaheim, California, and expects the participation of 8.000 coffee professionals.

Honduran coffee will be tasted by international buyers at a large stand, competing directly with the world’s best, stated Mario Ordóñez, from the Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafé).

Nicaraguan 'Coffee Route' Receives International Support

November 2009

A support program, funded with $1.2 million donated by Luxembourg, will benefit 130 touristic SMEs from the country's north.

This program will provide financial and logistic assistance to local companies, in order to increase the number of visitors to the area known as the 'Coffe Route'.

Agro-Tourism promoted in Panama

September 2008

Panama is seeking to develop agro-tourism and incorporate tourism activities related to the agricultural sector, thereby improving rural tourism.

To successfully implement the agro-tourism plan in the country, some agreements of cooperation have been signed with the Agronomy Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and with the National Learning Service of Colombia which have experience in coffee farming.

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