Nicaragua Expects One Million Tourists in 2010

As of July the country had received 604,000 visitors, 9.7% up on the same period in 2009.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The head of Nicaragua's Institute for Tourism (Intur), Mario Salinas, indicated that if the trend continues tourist numbers at the close of the current year could exceed one million, which would equate to foreign exchange income worth approximately $400 million.

Salinas told El Nuevo Diario that, "the colonial cities, Pacific coast beaches and Ometepe Island are some of the most popular tourist attractions with foreigners, which are mostly from the USA and Central America".

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June 2013

During the first five months of 2013, 526,443 tourists entered the country while during the same period in 2012 the figure was 483,105

Mayra Salinas, chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), said that of those 526,443 visitors, 503,077 were tourists and 23,366 were cruisers and day trippers.

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.

12% Increase in Tourism in Nicaragua

June 2012

In the first five months of the year 456,000 people entered the country, an increase of 11.8% compared to the same period in 2011.

Mario Salinas, chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), indicated that foreign exchange earnings also reported growth of 19.4%, "these results are satisfactory and we think we will reach the goals we have set, which is about 6.5 percent or 7 percent. "

Tourism increases in Nicaragua

January 2009

Tourist arrivals for 2008 in Nicaragua increased 7.2% compared to 2007, according to reports from the Tourism Institute. reports, "According to preliminary reports, it is calculated that tourism activities brought $277.8 million in earnings to this Central American country, while in 2007 the earnings were $255.1, reflecting an increase of 10%, the source said.

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