Nicaragua: Numbers of the Tourism Sector in 2016

Last year 62,500 people arrived in the country aboard cruise ships, registering a 35% growth compared with the previous year.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Figures from the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute's Statistics Bulletin for 2016 reveal an increase in the number of tourists who arrived in the country aboard cruise ships, as well as other data relevant to the tourism sector.

The report details that last year 32,826 cruise passengers visited different tourist destinations in the country, which meant a growth of 28% compared to 2015, when only 25,611 travelers decided to see the country in more detail.

See "Bulletin of Tourism Statistics 2016" by Intur (in spanish)

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