Sunday, 25 October 2020

Costa Rica Tourism Is Being Promoted in France And Brazil

COSTA RICA NEWS –  Officials from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and representatives from 11 tourism businesses, including hotels, tour operators and car rentals, among others, are participating in the international tourism fair Top Resa in Paris, France, held Wednesday to Friday.

costa-rica-tourism2Tourism Minister Wilhelm von Breymann noted that France is the third largest source of European tourists, following Spain and Germany.

“Top Resa is one of the most important events for Costa Rica as it brings together thousands of people in the industry,” the tourism minister said.

- Advertisement -

Participants hail from 152 countries, and the fair is an opportunity to network and learn about innovative products, he added.

According to the ICT, just under 40,000 French travelers visited Costa Rica last year, primarily drawn by nature-related activities, sustainable tourism and volcanoes. French tourists stayed in the country an average of 14 nights and spent about $96 per day, the report added.

The ICT also joined local tourism business owners in São Paulo, Brazil, at the International Fair of the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies, AVAB 2014, held Wednesday to Sunday.

“The AVAB Fair is the country’s most important [tourism fair], bringing together 80 percent of the market share of Brazilian travel agencies,” ICT Marketing Director Alejandro Castro said.

- Advertisement -

“Most Brazilians who visit our country rely on a travel agency, so it’s important to influence [the agencies],” he said.

For the Costa Rican Tourism Board, recent efforts to promote this country as a destination in Brazil and elsewhere began before the FIFA World Cup earlier this year. During the World Cup, Costa Rica promotional campaigns took place in several newspapers and TV stations across the world.

ICT officials say Brazil has important potential for the tourism market. Last year, 15,934 Brazilians traveled to Costa Rica, staying an average of 13 nights and spending about $125 a day.

- Advertisement -
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

COVID-19 in Costa Rica; 1,210 cases for Friday, Oct 23;

QCOSTARICA - As of Friday, October 23, the country registered 1,210...

Foreigners represent 14% of the patients treated for covid-19 in hospitals

QCOSTARICA - Of the 410,000 people with inquiries related to the...


Dollar exchange stable for two weeks

QCOSTARICA - The dollar exchange rate against the colon fulfilled two weeks of stability this Monday, after several weeks of increases. The exchange closed this...

Aeroméxico once again bringing tourists to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - This Sunday morning, minutes after midnight, the Mexican airline Aeroméxico resumed operations at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) with a first...

World Bank provides PHP 29 Billion to support households during the pandemic

The Philippines is one of the Asian countries that has been greatly affected by Pandemic. Economists have even estimated the country will lose up...

Parks opening begins: Mora announced reopening on November 1

QCOSTARICA - Last month, the Central Government announced that the reopening of public areas such as parks would remain in the hands of each...

Costa Rica eliminates covid-19 testing requirement for travelers

QCOSTARICA  - Starting Monday, October 26, tourists, residents and nationals arriving by air in Costa Rica no longer require a negative RT-PCR test. Neither will...

WHO: The pandemic is “far from over”

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 "is far from over," warned Maria Van Kerkhove, responsible for managing the pandemic at the World Health Organization (WHO). In an interview...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.