Nicaragua: Birdwatching and Tourism

The tourist sector is proposing to develop a long-term strategy be create a market segment aimed at bird watching tourism in the country.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Authorities from the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism and entrepreneurs say the birding business generates significant revenue in markets such as Peru, where it "... currently generates $50 million a year." Although there is still no official program or strategy focused on attracting this type of tourism, tourism operators say that some companies have started to specialize in the subject.

"... Antonio Armas, president of the Nicaraguan Association of Receptive Tourism (Antur) said that out of the 44 tour operators who are in the country, at least ten have specialized in this field. "

Lucy Valenti, acting chairman of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) told that "... in the United States this sector generates 20 billion dollars a year. 'Let´s say we managed to caapture 1%, We have a market there, it is about developing a strategy'. "

On November 21st and 22nd the II International Festival of Birds will be celebrated in the country.

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