Nicaragua plans to close 2012 with more than a million tourists
Nicaragua grew by 11.5 percent in tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2012 and expects this year to more than a million , sector assessments indicate.
As confirmed by the vice president of the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute ( Intur ), Mayra Salinas , from January to August entered the country 790 000 464 visitors to an increase of 11.5 percentage points compared with the same period of 2011.
With these projections, the Intur held tomorrow the World Tourism Day in the southern town of San Carlos, in the department of Rio San Juan, where there are important natural attractions, including biosphere reserves.
Under the international theme of ” Tourism and Sustainable Energy “, the morning Intur develop various activities to promote the call offers industry without chimneys, said the official, who appreciated the national potential by promoting renewable energy sources.
From January to July of 2012, the industry provided revenues of about $ 256 million , to position itself as one of the branches with sustained progress and growth prospects, he said.
For 2013 , Salinas said, the figure is expected to exceed one million tourists and 200 000 entries to reach $ 500 million .