Nicaraguan Tourism Affected by Honduran Crisis

The Tourism Chamber reported a 40% drop in tourists entering the country through Honduras.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Leonardo Torres, director of the Chamber, added that tourism in Nicaragua will be "seriously affected" while the political crisis goes on in Honduras.

"... millions of dollars are being lost, because tourism generates a large supply chain, from transportation entering Nicaragua, taxes paid at the border, hospitality...", reports Elsalvador.com

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June 2013

The collection of the Fund for Victims of Traffic Accidents has caused tourism in the country to fall by 6% between January and May.

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Slight Drop in Tourists Visiting Costa Rica

November 2011

3.9% fewer tourists entered the country by air in the 3rd quarter than in the same period of 2010, worrying the sector's business leaders.

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Tourism Drops 20% in Central America

February 2010

The number of visitors to the region dropped 19%, triggering a 20% decline in sales.

8.8 million tourists visited the region in 2009, with Costa Rica receiving the largest share (1.6 million or 18%), according to data from the Central American Tourism Integration Secretary.

Tourism Decreases by 13% in First Quarter

May 2009

Costa Rica is going through the consequences of the international crisis in its main industry, tourism, being that it received 83 thousand less visitors than during same period in 2008.

By country, the decline in the number of tourist arrivals from the United States is the most important, and this is significant since tourists from the north are usually 54% of the total.

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