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Nicaragua hopes 'Survivor' will propel a tourism surge

Monday, August 23, 2010

The cast and crew from the television show "Survivor" have moved into the southern Nicaragua beach town of San Juan del Sur. But don't talk about it! It's all very hush-hush.

San Juan del Sur, once little more than a fishing village, has already dealt with a certain influx of expat arrivals. They've snapped up real estate in recent years and added to the business of discreetly placed mansions and fancy hotels.

In a "media fact sheet" provided by CBS, drafted this year, the "Survivor" production company said it planned to spend $6 million in Nicaragua on "direct production costs" – including flights, accommodations and fuel – and create 200 six-month-long jobs.

Original source: Los Angeles Times