USA Cancels Travel Warning to Nicaragua

At the beginning of the peak tourist season entrepreneurs are optimistic about the withdrawal of the security alert that the US government had emitted.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The alert was issued by the US government weeks before the holding of presidential elections. Jose Adan Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), said that   "... The decision came at an opportune time because it occurs in the high season for tourism in the country. 'In high season there is an increased flow of tourists, and it is very good that they are issuing this notice so that citizens can come''."

See: "Tourism Growing in Nicaragua"

Elnuevodiario.com.ni added that "...The report on Statistics for Tourism by the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (Intur) states that 329.696 US citizens visited the country in 2015. The hotel sector has indicated that for this season, they will now have an occupancy rate of up to 80%."

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