Nicaragua: Tourism Revenues up 22%

In 2016 tourism activities were worth $642 million, which is an increase of 22% compared to 2015.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Growth in revenues in the tourism sector was 21.6% compared to 2015, explained mainly by improved results in all indicators for the sector. 

The average stay of tourists rose by 9%, average daily expenditure grew by 8% and the influx of tourists into the country recorded an increase of almost 10%.

See Annual Report by the Central Bank of Costa Rica. (In Spanish)

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