Nicaragua Tourism Up 9%

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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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. Figures from the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) reveal that between January and March the arrival of travelers contributed $107 million to the country.

"The main challenge we have in the tourism sector is the increase in average spending of tourists which is still ($42.50 per day), the lowest in Central America," said the official.

According to data from Intur the main route of entry is still by air from via the International Airport Augusto C. Sandino, second most popular are Peñas Blancas and San Juan del Sur and thirdly it is via the Chinandega department through its five immigration posts.



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Tourism Continues to Grow in Nicaragua

October 2014

Between January and September, 965,369 tourists arrived in the country, 7.1% more than in the same period in 2013.  

From a statement issued by the investment promotion agency of Nicaragua:

Nicaragua, with a steadily growing tourism industry, received 965,369 visitors up to September this year, which is giving rise to new hotel investments, said the executive president of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, Intur, Mayra Salinas, yesterday after stating that "on October 21 we will probably pass the one million tourists figure. "

Nicaragua: Tourism Up 10%

August 2014

In the first half of the year $218 million came into the country, 10.3% more than the $197.5 million generated in the same period in 2013.

Details from the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) show that "... Between January and June Nicaragua received 650,008 foreign visitors, representing a growth of 7.1% compared to the same period in 2013, when the country received 607.155 tourists. "

Nicaragua: Tourism Up 7.2%

March 2014

In the first two months of 2014 the country had 227,812 visitors, 7.6% more than in the same period in 2013.

The executive president of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, Mayra Salinas, highlighted tourism growth of 7.2 %, exceeding by 3% the 4% expected in Central America in 2014.

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.

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