Nicaragua: Daily Expenditure of Tourists Up 8%

In 2016 the average duration of tourist visits was 9% higher than in 2015, and daily spending grew by 8% compared to the previous year.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

The Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) published on March 21, 2017, its Annual Report, with the main indicators from the 2016 Tourism Survey.

In 2016, the average stay of inbound tourists was 9.5 days, reflecting a variation of 9.2 percent compared to 2015. The average daily per capita spending of these visitors was $44.8 (8.0% compared to 2015).

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