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Travel and Tourism - Nicaragua - August 2018

“Billed as ‘quite possibly the Central American country that has it all: tropical rainforests and untouched beaches, fringed with palms, distant cloud-capped volcanoes, and recently some extraordinarily special eco-lodges’ by travel magazine giant Conde Nast Traveller, Nicaragua is an aspirational country for global adventure tourists who are keen to discover the next undiscovered destination. While currently suffering from civil unrest that is directly affecting the growing tourism industry, the long-term future must be optimistic for the ‘Land of Lakes and Volcanoes’.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How has the tourism industry contributed to economic growth?
  • What attractions make Nicaragua a top adventure destination?
  • Which are the major inbound source markets?
  • What effect is the current civil unrest having upon the tourism industry and what are the likely long-term consequences?

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Table of contents

  1. Nicaragua: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Volcanoes
                • Tourism and the Economy

                    • Figure 1: Nicaragua GDP growth (%), 2013-17
                    • Figure 2: International tourist receipts, 2013-17
                    • Figure 3: Average daily expenditure (US$) by purpose of visit & by region of origin, Q1 2018
                    • Figure 4: Composition of tourism added value by economic activity, 2017
                    • Figure 5: Structure of tourism consumption by type, 2017
                • Arrivals

                  • International
                    • Figure 6: International tourist arrivals, 2013-17
                    • Figure 7: Percentage of international arrivals by region, 2015-17
                    • Figure 8: International arrivals by top 12 source markets, 2014-16
                  • Domestic
                  • Market Characteristics

                    • International
                      • Purpose of visit
                        • Figure 9: International tourist arrivals by purpose of visit, 2013-16
                      • Seasonality
                        • Length of stay
                          • Domestic
                            • Figure 10: Accommodation used by domestic tourists, 2014-16
                        • Transport

                            • Figure 11: International arrivals by mode of transport, 2015-17
                          • Air
                              • Figure 12: International passenger movements through Managua International Airport, 2016-18
                            • Road
                              • Rail
                                • Sea
                                  • Figure 13: Cruise statistics to Nicaragua, 2015-17
                              • Accommodation

                                  • Figure 14: Tourist accommodation stock, 2015-17
                              • Tourism News

                                • Crisis in Nicaragua having a severe effect on tourism
                                  • International recognition for Nicaragua as destination
                                  • What Next?

                                    • Eco-lodges operate social-impact projects
                                      • Forecasts

                                      Travel and Tourism - Nicaragua - August 2018

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