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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The Tour Operator Business in Nicaragua

February 2018

In 2016 tour operators handled the arrival of 58,000 tourists who spent an average of $140 per day, and also provided their services to another 66,000 visitors who arrived on their own.

According to the study "Impact of Tour Operators in the Development of Tourism in Nicaragua", prepared by the American University (UAM) and the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur) " ...

Nicaragua Begins Tourism Promotion Campaign

February 2018

The international and local campaign that the tourism authorities has started running includes, among other things, advertising spots on board United Airlines flights.

Representatives of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) reported that the market segments that will be promoted are low-density sun, beach, adventure or active tourism, nature, culture and identity tourism, rural community tourism, agrotourism and ecotourism and gastronomy.  It also includes business tourism, wellness, cruises and nautical tourism.

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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