Sustainable Rural Tourism in Nicaragua

According to industry players, rural community tourism is growing "slowly, but surely."

Friday, March 22, 2013

According to Harold Ramos, president of the Nicaraguan Network of Rural Tourism (Renitural), agritourism and rural community tourism , "is something that is developing slowly, but surely."

Laprensa.com.ni reports that "at the end of February this year, the National Assembly unanimously approved the Sustainable Rural Tourism Act, which aims to boost this emerging type of tourism. Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, president of the Tourism Commission at the National Assembly, explained that the Act creates the conditions to implement and promote appropriate measures for sustainable development of rural tourism initiatives. "

"The legal system with which the sustainable rural tourism initiatives have been established is linked to the provisions of the General Law of Tourism, but several aspects in this new legislation have been added, such as the fact that a Commission for National Sustainable Rural Tourism will be created, " said Chamorro.

The Commission is to be composed of entities from the government, municipalities and tourism chambers, and will be chaired by the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur), responsible for allocating the budget to boost advertising strategies, finding out about the different options for sustainable tourism that exist in the country and training those who drive these projects.

"These companies will enjoy the same benefits as set out in the Law of Incentives for Tourism Industry, ie exemptions in the payment of taxes to develop hotel projects for example," said Chamorro.



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