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Nicaraguan Tourism Jumps 11.5% Over 2011 Figure

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Nicaragua registered 11.5% growth in tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2012, and expects to receive more than one million tourists this year, say representatives.

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Nicaraguan Tourism Jumps 11.5 Percent Over 2011 Figure

Nicaragua registered 11.5 percent growth in tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2012, and expects to receive more than one million tourists this year, say representatives from the sector.
Mayra Salinas, vice president of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (INTUR), said that about 790,464 visitors have visited the country between January and August, growth of 11.5-percent compared with the same period in 2011.

With these projected figures, the INTUR will hold its World Tourism Day tomorrow in the southern municipality of San Carlos, in the department of Rio San Juan, where there are important natural tourist attractions, including biosphere reserves.

Under the international slogan ‘Tourism and Sustainable Energy’, the INTUR has planned a number of activities tomorrow, highlighting offers from the so-called non-polluting industry, said the official, who is looking forward to the potential for national tourism through the promotion of renewable energy sources.

From January to July, 2012, the sector generated revenues valued at $256 million USD, positioning itself as an area with sustained progress and prospects for growth, he said.

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