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Güegüense National Award for Excellence in Tourism 2012

Róger Solórzano Canales | Feb 9, 2012

The National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua will acknowledge quality in tourism for seventh consecutive year.

The annual ceremony of the Güegüense National Award for Excellence in Tourism, which is organized each year by the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (CANATUR) in order to promote good practices in the field, will held its seventh edition tomorrow – February 10 – at the Camino Real Hotel, in Managua.

Established since 2005, the award comprises eight different categories after an evaluation made by a jury. National and foreign companies, which are members of this chamber, working in the field for over two years can apply to this award.

In addition to companies, the award is also given to foundations, organizations, municipalities and even the media. As citted by CANATUR's official description, the award recognizes “entrepreneurship, promotin mechanisms and institutional policies aimed at achieving better quality standards and best practices within the tourism field.”

The categories are the following:


Product innovation

Promotion of destination

Corporate social responsability

Friends with CANATUR (special category)

Municipality friend of CANATUR (special category)

Media (special category)

CANATUR is one of the most important tourism associations in the country – created in 1976 – and it's represented by a central office, in addition to regional organizations that comprise several members of such chamber. Further information about it on this page:

The award is named after an ancient and anonymous national dance – comedy called “El Güegüense o Macho Ratón”, which was declared “Living, Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.

Translated by Cinthia Membreño