Nicaragua: $56 million in Tourism Exemptions

Up until May incentives have been authorized for 22 tourism investment projects, including the construction of the airport in Costa Esmeralda, for $12 million.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Tourism growth and incentives granted to investment projects in the tourism sector are boosting investment in the country, which, according to estimates by the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism, will amount to $400 million in the year.

"... Up until May, the board of tourism incentives at the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) approved the exemption of $56.2 million in the form of incentives for 22 investment projects, according to data provided by the Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur) and the Nicaraguan Chamber for Micro, Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (CANTUR). "
"...The growth in the number of visitors up to April is 7.4 percent. The countries of origin with the highest number of visitors were England, with 12.5 percent, and the United States, with 9.1 percent, while in Central America more Hondurans visited the country, with a 7.5 percent increase, according to figures from the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism ".

"... In the first quarter of the year 440,531 tourists arrived in the country ... " "... 26 45,234 cruise passengers and crew arrived, of which 31,839 disembarked."

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