Tourism, the new face of Nicaragua

Tourism in Nicaragua grew by 6.8% during 2007, with 978,330 international visitors arriving in the country.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

This represents an increase of 50,812 tourists over 2006. It's estimated that the foreign currency generated by tourism totaled about 255.1 million dollars, or three per cent of Gross Domestic Product.
At the Pacific coastal town of San Juan del Sur, craftsmen with their brightly colored bracelets and necklaces compete for the best place to sell. Hotel owners , together with local authorities, are preparing to receive the Coral Princess, a cruise shop with almost 2,000 tourists of various nationalities, who are attracted by the spectacular beauty of the bay.

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Tourism Fair in Nicaragua

February 2014

In the Summer Fair to be held on the 28th and 29th of March tourism companies from Latin America and the U.S. will see the country's tourism supply.  

On the 28th and 29th March the second edition of the Summer Fair will be held in Nicaragua, in which tourism businesses from Latin America and the United States will get to see the tourism services on offer in the country, confirmed the National Chamber of Tourism (CANTUR).

Foreign Investment Versus Employment

May 2013

For every million dollars that comes into Central America as Foreign Direct Investment, only 4.7 jobs are created on average.

In Nicaragua, for example, an average of six new jobs are created per million dollars in incoming FDI, this is the highest number among the countries in Central America.

Nicaragua Relaunches Granada as a Tourist Destination

May 2013

The natural revitalization in preserved areas such as Mombacho Volcano, Granada islets and the archaeological park on Zapatera Island are part of the recovery plan.

From a press release issued by the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur):

Through means of more than fifty of activities to be held this year, INTUR will be united with tourism businesses, the Alcaldías del Poder Ciudadano de Granada, as well as other government institutions, as part of the relaunch of Granada as a tourism destination.

Ecotourism and rural tourism wins new followers in Costa Rica

September 2008

Ecotourism and rural tourism are attracting 38.5% of the visitors to the country, according to the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur).

"Just last year alone some 733,000 individuals carried ecotourism, an activity which promotes the conservation and sustainability of natural resources, as well as the inclusion and active participation of the local populations," Canatur explained.

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