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Canatur expects an “explosion” of American tourists for the second half of 2021

QCOSTARICA - Local tourism at Semana Santa gave a brief respite to the tourism sector, especially in beach destinations: the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) recorded an average occupancy of 75%, while the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) reported a flow distributed on...

Costa Rica will authorize the arrival of Chinese tourists without the need for a visa, starting in March

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) announced Wednesday that as of March,  Chinese tourists from the cities of Beijing and Shanghai will not require a prior visa to enter the country. Exploiting a new market, at the moment the most dynamic in the...

Costa Rica’s Tourism reports losses of $3 billion and affecting 100,000 families

QCOSTARICA - Around US$3 billion in losses and direct impact on some 100,000 people are part of the effects caused by the crisis in the Costa Rican tourism sector this year. According to the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) the main impact has been due...

“We hope that the Biden government will bring us an improvement in travel recommendation”, Canatur

The change of government in the United States should not mean major changes for tourism in Costa Rica, considers Ruben Acón, president of the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) - National Chamber of Tourism. Acón is looking to a Biden administration improving the travel recommendation...

Airlines will have 300,000 seats available to travel to Costa Rica in December

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica will have, in December, potentially 299,822 available seats on airlines filled with tourists, according to an estimate published by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT). This forecast is obtained through the OAG Schedules Analyser, based on airline schedules database and the...

Fisheries and Aquaculture analyzes suspending fee for whale watching

(QCOSTARICA) Responding to strong criticism against charging vacationers and boat crews to participate in whale sighting, of cetaceans, the Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura (Incopesca) - Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture - announced this Saturday that it will analyze applying a...

Hotel operators reported high occupancy during the first long weekend

(QCOSTARICA) Tourism was reactivated during the first long weekend, the first of the seven holidays moved to next Monday, in order to reactivate the economy of this sector. Juan Carlos Chávez of the Pacific Chamber of Tourism and Sustainable Commerce, explained that in Playa Jacó,...

Tourism Sector: “We Need Phase 3”

(QCOSTARICA) The tourism sector is requesting phase 3 of the reopening program laid out by the government last month, necessary to give the economy a breather, that includes among other things, the return of international tourists and extending the hours of the beaches. Tourism entrepreneurs...

Coronavirus already cause of more than 8,000 tourist cancellations in Costa Rica

The fear of catching the coronavirus covid-19 has already caused at least 8,000 confirmed cancellations for travel to Costa Rica, according to Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur). - National Chamber of Tourism. Canatur said various sectors of national tourism have already begun to report "strong...

“Canopy” Use Patent Canceled

In Costa Rica, a court decided to cancel the patent for the invention of the "canopy" that since 1998 was held in the name of a person, who charged tourism companies that carried out the activity. On April 24, the Tribunal Registral Administrativo  (Administrative Registry...

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...

Nicaragua’s Inexplicable Obstacle to Tourism

Q COSTA RICA - Nicaraguan immigration authorities have introduced a new and inexplicable measure that requires foreigners who intend to enter the country to file a "notice of entry" seven days in advance. The Nicaragua business sector has expressed concern. The Consejo Superior de la...

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