Q TRAVEL – Costa Rica’s tourism is getting a boost from Iberia, to help bring more Italian tourists to the country.
The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – Costa Rican Tourism Institute, confirmed it signed an agreement with the Spanish airline to promote Costa Rica to the Italian market.
The airline will add two direct flights between San Jose and Rome via Madrid.
Currently there are no direct flights to and from Costa Rica and Italy. Italian tourists to Costa Rica have several options through British Airways (London), Air France (Paris) and Condor (Frankfurt). Later this year, KLM will restart flights from Amsterdam.
All the above flights are by way of connections. That is travellers from Italy would have to make a stop in one of the cities to connect to the Costa Rica flight.
With Iberia’s new flights Italian tourists would be able to arrive in Costa Rica directly through Spain.
Last year, Costa Rica saw the arrival of 24,000 Italian tourists.
No details were available when the flights will begin and pricing.