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12% Increase in Tourism for Nicaragua

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Nicaragua continues to attract the eye and interest of tourists, with an increase of 11.8 percent in the first quarter, when 456,000 people visited the country.

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Original Article Text From Prensa Nicaragua via Google Translate :

Tourist arrivals grew 11.8% in May

Nicaragua continues to attract the eye and interest of tourists. Between January and May visitor arrivals increased by 11.8 percent, bringing the number of tourists reached 456,000 people in the first five months of the year, said yesterday the chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) Mario Salinas.

The foreign exchange income rose by 19.4 percent, without specifying the actual amount. “These results are satisfactory and we think we will reach the end with the goals we have set, which is about 6.5 percent or seven percent,” the official said.

Salinas said that as part of this effort being made to attract more tourists, for two days from yesterday, discussed with representatives of Caribbean countries this sector strategies to create a single route as a region and offer it as a tourist destination.

During the meeting the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism and the Association of Caribbean States, which ends today, Salinas said they are making progress in creating sustainable tourism zone of the Caribbean Basin.

The idea is that “the wider Caribbean region has a sustainable development of tourism, tourism that is friendly to nature tourism that has resolved the issues of solid waste, liquid waste, which has a reforestation management and use adequate territory, “he said.

“The 28 countries of the Wider Caribbean together we are a world tourism power,” said the official, who noted that during the president pro tempore of the Central American Integration System (SICA), which in this period will hold Nicaragua, meetings will be promoted to advance on this topic.

Gloria de Mees, director of sustainable tourism of the Association of Caribbean States, called on the opportunities that exist in the region where every year hundreds of cruise circulating currency generated 18 billion dollars annually.

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