Nicaragua: South American Tourists Spend More

The average expenditure of 1.27 million tourists who visited the country in 2013 amounted to $41 per day, while for South Americans the figure was $71.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In 2013 the number of tourists visiting Nicaragua increased by 3.3% compared to 2012, when the country received 1.23 million visitors. Of the total amount in 2013, 23.7% were from North America; 6.5% from Europe; 2.1% from South America and 2.2% from other parts of the world.

"The average daily per capita expenditure by foreign tourists, registered by the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) up until last December, was $41. According to an evaluation by this governing body of Nicaraguan Tourism, Central Americans, with an average per capita spending of $31.80, are those who spend the least in the country. They are superseded by visitors from South American countries who spend an average $71.20 per day, when sightseeing in Nicaragua. "

"The president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tourism of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CANTUR), Leonardo Torres also said that Central Americans have stopped visiting sun and beach tourist destinations in Nicaragua. Places like Rio San Juan, San Carlos, El Castillo, San Juan de Nicaragua, in addition to all of the destinations located in the north, where the Coffee Route is the most noteworthy, were in demand by more than 800 thousand tourists from the region arriving Nicaragua in 2013.

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