Nicaragua tourism up nearly 12 percent.
More and more tourists are enjoying Nicaragua (photo/ Tim Rogers)
Nicaragua reports an 11.8% increase in tourist arrivals during the first eight months of this year, compared to 2011, Nicaraguan Tourism Institute (INTUR) spokesman Julio Videa told La Prensa today.
Overall, tourism in Central America registered 6.8% growth during the first trimester of 2012, according to comparative numbers reported this week by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL). Mexico’s tourism industry, in comparison, is up only 1.3%, according to CEPAL.
Considering that projected growth was supposed to be only 6-8%, a nearly 12% increase in Nicaragua tourism is outstanding. It appears that the advertising and cooperation with the airlines and travel websites has really paid off!