Nicaragua and Tourism in 2018

The union of tourism entrepreneurs estimates that the country will receive 1.9 million tourists, and they expect the activity to generate close to $830 million.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Combining efforts on promotion and marketing in order to attract more tourists from South American countries is one of the goals proposed by the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur). Figures from the trade union indicate that the average daily expenditure of South American tourists exceeds the general average.

See: "Tourists Stay Longer in Nicaragua"

Lucy Valenti, president of Canatur, explained to Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... The US market is a priority for us because of the impact it has on the economy ....  But ... tourists from South America spend US $62.1 per day, above the general average'."

"... The president of Canatur pointed out that US tourists represent 25% of the total number of people who stayed overnight in Nicaragua, and spent an average of US $76.8, more than half of the general average, which up until June 2017 was US $45.6. On the other hand, European tourists spent US $47 on average per day, while Central American tourists spent US $27 per day. 
Valenti hopes that with the connection between Managua and Madrid, with the Iberia flight, there will be an increase in the arrival of higher spending tourists."

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October 2014

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