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International arrivals by air grew 7.8% in the first two months of the year

International arrivals by air grew by 7.8% in the first two months of the year compared to 2018, as confirmed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Instituto Costarricense de Tursimo (ICT). Between January and February, 499,693 arrivals to Costa Rica by both international airports,...

Costa Rica Tourism Selects VoX in Canada

Correction: the original article posted by Travelweek Group referred to Costa Rica as an island. Costa Rica not an island. The Costa Rica Tourism Board has named VoX International as its public relations and communications representative in Canada. VoX will manage the Central America destination’s media...

ICT launches first outdoor promotional campaign in Madrid

"Yo estoy Pura Vida. Y tú, ¿Cuándo vienes?” (I am Pura Vida. And you? When are you coming?) reads the billboard in front of the Plaza de Cuzco, in the cold weather of the central Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain. The billboard invites...

Tourism Generated US$228 Billion In The Last Decade

Tourism has become the great machine for obtaining dollars for the Costa Rican economy, and the data supports the claim. In the last ten years, the tourism industry generated US$28 billion dollars and with the exception of 2009, due the consequences of the global crisis,...

Costa Rica Enters World Competition For Investments In Tourism

Costa Rica officially enters the world competition for the attraction of investment in tourism, holding a specialized meeting on the matter, on November 13 and 14, at the Real Continental Hotel, that will be attended by high-level entrepreneurs from Asia, Middle East, and America. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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