Tourist Spending Down 18%

Between the first and second quarters of the year, the average daily per capita expenditure made by tourists who arrived in Nicaragua fell from $45.7 to $37.7.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From a report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

September 19, 2018. The average daily per capita expenditure made by incoming tourists was 37.7 dollars in the second quarter of the year and registered a decrease of 17.5 percent compared to the previous quarter, highlighting spending by tourists from other regions and North America, however, due to the affluence of tourists who visited the country, spending by tourists from Central America and North America has greater relevance. Year-on-year, this indicator reflected a decrease of 17.3 percent 

The average stay was 12.6 days, showing growth of 6.8 percent compared to the previous quarter. In order of importance, tourists from Europe and South America had the highest average stays, however, stays by tourists from Central America stood out, due to the number of tourists coming from that region. In interannual terms, this indicator reflected growth of 22.3 percent. 

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