Tourism in Times of Crisis

Nicaraguan business leaders in the tourism sector have proposed identifying areas in the country where political and social tensions are least fraught, with the aim of attracting tourists and minimizing the impact of the crisis.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

One of the objectives pursued by the strategy proposed by entrepreneurs in the tourism sector in Nicaragua is to attract mainly surfers or backpackers who come to Costa Rica. To do so, "... they will hold business conferences in the neighboring country and request support from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT)."

See: "Fewer and fewer tourists in Nicaragua"

Ian Coronel, executive director of Fundación Centro Empresarial Pellas Foundation (FCEP), explained to that "... 'As the Pellas Business Center we are supporting three strategies, one is technical support in post-crisis or in time of crisis to small and medium entrepreneurs; the second axis is with Avanz, joining efforts to make financial products for small and medium-sized tourism businesses. And the handling of destinations in times of crisis'.

See: "Serious damage to the economy"

"... Granada businessman, René Sándigo, general manager of the Hotel Real La Merced, indicated that this sector in his city is thinking about a post-crisis strategy and, although there is pessimism in the country's tourism, he believes it would be a good to have to ideas regarding how to deal with the instability that has been felt since April 18."

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