More Canadians and Spanish Visit Panama

In the first 9 months tourist arrivals from those nationalities increased by 50% and 60%.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tourism from Canada increased by 60% and Spain 50% over the same period of 2009.

Increases were also recorded in visits from U.S. tourists (14%), Guatemalans (15%), Ecuadorians (25%) and Brazilians (12%).

"On the other side of the coin, there was a decrease in the visits from Germany, El Salvador, Venezuela and Mexico. The decline in Mexican tourist is attributed to the closing of Mexicana de Aviacion, currently in a bankruptcy process," stated

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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.

Tourism Up 17% in First Half 2010

November 2010

From January to June 2010 a total of 4.556.526 tourists visited Central America, 651.682 more than the same period of 2009.

Tourism has grown in Central America during the first six months of the year by 17% over the same period of 2009, according to preliminary data offered by the various Ministries of Tourism in the region (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).

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.

Tourism in Nicaragua Increases by 11.6%

May 2009

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

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.

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