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More Ticos Than Ever Are Travelling Abroad, Survey Reveals

More Ticos Than Ever Are Travelling Abroad, Survey Reveals

Q COSTA RICA – The numbers are in, low airfares, the arrival of low-cost airlines and stable dollar exchange rate, has resulted in more Costa Ricans (Ticos) are travelling abroad. According to the information provided by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – the Costa Rican Tourism Board, and the Dirección General de Migración y […]

Costa Rica Bets on Convention Tourism: Convention Centre To Be Ready In Early 2018

Costa Rica Bets on Convention Tourism: Convention Centre To Be Ready In Early 2018

  Q COSTA RICA – The goal of Costa Rica’s tourism board, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) is to organize 950 conferences and conventions for 500 people each in the next five years, generating US$1.3 billion in revenue. The five-year plan presented by the  ICT is based on the opening of the Centro Nacional […]

Tourism To Costa Rica Continues To Grow, But Is Alo Diversifying

Tourism To Costa Rica Continues To Grow, But Is Alo Diversifying

Q COSTA RICA- No longer tourists come to Costa Rica only for the beaches, volcanoes or cloud forests, rather more foreigners come on business trips, to get medical treatments and study. According to the most recent data by the Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica), in the past 12 months, ending last September, the […]

Tourist Arrivals Inflated, Legislator Says Of ICT

Tourist Arrivals Inflated, Legislator Says Of ICT

QCOSTARICA – Alberto Lopez, head of the Tourism Board (ICT), admitted Thursday afternoon before the Legislative Commission on Tourism, that the number of visitors entering the country are inflated. The ICT chief said the numbers only exclude Nicaraguans entering Costa Rica on work permits. This implies that to know the real number of “tourist” arrivals […]

Government Intent On Boosting Tourism With Convention Centre

Government Intent On Boosting Tourism With Convention Centre

(qCOSTARICA) In the next three years the government will try to make inroads in the country’s convention industry, a potential market identified years ago, but has not advanced from its early stage. The goal, according to Tourism Minister, Mauricio Ventura, is consolidate efforts to attract conventions that could in the next 3 to 4 years […]

Southwest Inaugurates San José (Costa Rica) / Baltimore Daily Service

Southwest Inaugurates San José (Costa Rica) / Baltimore Daily Service

QCOSTARICA – Southwest Airlines on Saturday inaugurated its daily nonstop service between San Jose (SJO) Costa Rica and Baltimore / Washington. According to Southwest, this is the first-ever international flying offered from Houston’s Hobby Airport. Flight 602 from Baltimore / Washington to San Jose, Costa Rica, brought 143 people to Costa Rica and Central America […]