Tourism: Nicaragua Goes Off the Map

The political crisis that has been going on for more than a year has led wholesale travel agencies to remove the country from their portfolio of tourist destinations because of insecurity.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Claudia Aguirre, president of the Nicaraguan Association of Receptive Tourism (Antur), explained to that "... 2019 is proving to be a difficult year, as the crisis that began in April last year is impacting current activities and the outlook is bleak for the coming months."

Aguirre added that "... the country's tour operators are severely affected, to the extent that they operate with the minimum of staff and since last year the wholesale travel agencies have been removing Nicaragua from their portfolio of destinations, because of the insecurity that exists in the country.

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Regarding the expectations for the future, businessmen in the sector hope that for the 2020 seasons, wholesale companies will value the reincorporation of Nicaragua in the travel catalogues.

Another fact that confirms the drama that live tourism companies is revealed in the sixth report of Monitoring of Economic Activities of Nicaragua, which details that for the quarter from May to July this year the tour operators of the country expect a 95% decrease in sales.

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