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Nicaragua aims to attract Central American tourists | Jan 24, 2007

The Nicaraguan government wants to increase the number of tourists from the neighboring Central American countries through a special campaign initiated by the new president of the Nicaragua Tourism Institute (INTUR), architect Mario Salinas.

Although they do not discard the work of the previous government in relation to the markets of the United States and Europe, Salinas revealed that the Central American neighbors reacted positively and special vacation packages will therefore be prepared.

Nicaragua was visited by more than 700,000 tourists in 2006, generating approximately US$240 million. This means a significant increase compared to previous years, but Nicaragua is still the country which receives the lowest number of tourists and income from tourism in Central America.