Tourism in Panama increases by 21%

The number of tourist that entered the country during August was 149,798, which means that there was an increase of 21.69% compared to the same period in 2007.

Friday, October 17, 2008

According to preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics and Census, of those entering at the Tocumen International Airport, 26,681 were from North America (20,496 Americans and 4,255 Mexicans), and 34,000 from Central America and 3,197 from the Caribbean.

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More U.S. Tourists Come to Nicaragua

October 2012

In the first seven months of the year the number of tourists from the North American country increased by 12.9%.

According to information from the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (Intur), this increase means that the number of tourists from the U.S. has risen to 26.5% of the total visitors arriving in the country.

Guatemala: Slight Increase in Tourism

September 2012

As of July 1, 069, 805 visitors have entered the country, 2.3% more than in the same period in 2011.

According to the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Intur), during the same period, the amount of foreign exchange recorded increased by 1.4%, with $784 million coming in.

Increased Tourist Arrivals in Nicaragua

September 2012

Information from the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, INTUR reveals that 694,906 tourists came into the country up to July, representing an increase of 11.5% compared to the same period in 2011.

A press release from INTUR reads:

Data from the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, INTUR reveals that up to July of this year 694,906 tourists came to Nicaragua, representing an increase of 11.5 percent compared to the same period last year, said the executive vice president of the governing institution of Tourism in Nicaragua, Mayra Salinas.

Tourism growing fast in Central America

July 2008

Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama are among the fastest-growing tourist areas in Central America, according to the World Tourism Organization.

In El Salvador, data from the Tourism Ministry shows that the sector has been growing at 8 percent and expects this to continue despite the national economic crisis that has driven the inflation rate to 8.4 percent per year.

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