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Finding Your Way in Nicaragua: Online Map Aids Tourists

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Nicaragua has launched an online sustainable tourism map aimed at aiding travelers to identify and visit the country’s private wildlife reserves and hotels which promote environmental conservation.

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Nicaragua Publishes New Sustainable Tourism Map

From next week will be available online and in print the map “Nicaragua, sustainable traveling,” which offers visitors information on 11 private wildlife reserves and 18 hotels that promote environmental conservation in the Central American country, which expects to receive 1.1 million tourists in 2012.

The map, promoted by the organization Solentiname Tour and Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, Intur, sample sites and facilities that meet the parameters of the NGO Rainforest Alliance, code-based World Tourism Council of the United Nations.

“The added value is that one map can be oriented sustainable traveling in Nicaragua,” said Immanuel Zerger, Solentiname Tours General Manager, reported El Nuevo Diario.

Zerger explained that in the map are details on three routes: Managua-Masaya-Granada-white villages, Solentiname-Rio San Juan, and Isla de Ometepe, situated in Lake Nicaragua.

Icons on the map indicate the user or traveler sustainable activity sites, protected areas, private wildlife reserves, birding spots, nesting turtles or whale watching, world heritage, indigenous heritage and salsa and folk dancing.

Also reports on biodiversity in Nicaragua, which has protected 20% of its territory (about 25,142.60 square kilometers).

The maps will be available at Solentiname Tours online at destinations including offices and Intur information

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