Nicaragua: Tourism Fails to Rebound

The sector's guild reported that 24 charter flights scheduled to arrive in the country from Canada were cancelled between December and February 2019.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The representatives of the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur) confirmed that with the cancellation of flights, will stop arriving between 2,000 and 3,000 tourists.

In this regard, the president of Canatur, Lucy Valenti, explained to Laprensa.com.ni that "... During their stay in Nicaragua these tourists took between 1,800 and 2,800 tours to eight different destinations and injected into the economy an average of 2.5 million dollars, which were distributed among more than fifty companies and more than three hundred employees."

According to Canatur data, Canadian tourists stayed in the country for seven to fourteen days.

The article notes that "... This week the head of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Ivan Acosta, said that losses due to the crisis in revenue from the sector (tourism) reach 231 million dollars."

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