Tourists Stay Longer in Nicaragua

In the third quarter of this year tourists who arrived in the country stayed an average of 10.3 days, registering an increase of 15% compared to the same period in 2016.

Monday, November 27, 2017

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

The Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) published on November 24, 2017 the Tourism Survey Report for the third quarter of 2017. 

During the third quarter, incoming tourism registered an average stay of 10.3 days, reflecting an interannual variation of 15.3 percent and -0.5 percent compared to the second quarter of 2017. On the other hand, daily per capita expenditure made by these visitors was 48.1 dollars, with spending by tourists from North and South America standing out, representing an interannual variation of -1.2 percent and 5.5 percent with respect to the previous quarter.

During this quarter, cruise ships entering the ports of San Juan del Sur and Corinto, recorded an average expenditure of $86.3 and $36.8 per passenger, respectively.

Outbound tourism reported an average stay of 12.8 days, 5.1 percent lower compared to the same quarter in the previous year. On the other hand, per capita daily expenditure of this group was 35.5 dollars, with spending by tourists who visited South America and other regions standing out the most, representing a variation of 3.0 year-on-year and 46.1 percent with respect to the previous quarter.  

See Tourism Report for the third quarter of 2017 (in Spanish).

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From the report "Tourism Survey III Quarter 2016" by the Central Bank:

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From the report "Tourism Survey II quarter 2016," by the Central Bank:

The average stay of inbound tourism was 9.7 days in  the second quarter, reflecting a variation of 13.8 percent year on year and -4.3 percent compared to the previous quarter. The average per capita daily spending by these visitors was $44.9, mainly influenced by expenditure on the part of tourists from North America and Other Regions. This represented a variation of 2.4 percent year on year and 4.4 percent from the previous quarter.  

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