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Micro Tourism Business Doubles in Nicaragua

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The number of micro, small, and medium tourism enterprises (MSMEs) in Nicaragua has directly generated 37,000 jobs and has grown five-fold in size in the past five years.

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Doubling Tourism MSMEs in Nicaragua

The number of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) Tourism in Nicaragua went from 2.526 to 5.867 in the last five years and generated 37.000 direct jobs and 140,000 indirect jobs.

“Micro and small businesses are the backbone of the tourism development of our country,” he said in a speech the chief executive of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR), Mario Salinas.

The official stressed that these 5.867 micro, small and medium tourism businesses represent 90% of companies registered by INTUR to date are 6,500.

In 2007-detailed, in Nicaragua there were 2.526 small companies in the industry and in 2011 was 5.867, 132% more.

Salinas addressed the issue by opening a forum for micro, small and medium enterprises (MYPIMES) tourism, which aims to promote tourism development.

According to official figures, some 300,000 foreigners visited Nicaragua in the first quarter of 2012, representing an increase of 15.7% over the same period in 2011.

The Nicaraguan government announced this month that as of July 11 the Italian airline Blue Panorama flights from Rome to be Managua, with a stop in Havana.

The executive estimated that Nicaragua received a million tourists in 2011, with average spending of $ 44 per day. INTUR has said that of the 8.5 million foreign visitors each year Central America, Nicaragua captured 12% and aims to reach 15.5% of that market in 2020.

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