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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...

ICT renews its website to attract tourists

In order to strengthen the emotional connection with potential tourists, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rican Tourism Board - renovated its promotional website visitcostarica.com, as well as Visit Costa Rica's social networks on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Under the Only The Essentials...

Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels: Hotel sector can no longer endure

(QCOSTARICA) The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) stated that they cannot continue resisting the current economic crisis given the enormous uncertainty in tourism due to the "insufficient" measures that the Government has taken. “The hotel sector can no longer hold on. The announcements of...

Rubén Pacheco: “Tourism is in a race with the lion at its back”

The re-opening of international flights, the modification of sanitary regulations, and financial support, all done in a moderate but in a consistent manner, are key to reviving the tourism sector that contributes the most to the national economy. That is the opinion of Rubén Pacheco,...

Tourism in Danger by Covid-19: ICT Reports Historical Drop In Arrivals By Air In March

One of the most relevant sectors for the Costa Rican economy is declared in "Total Emergency and State of Calamity", as it is the first time in the "zero" season that total income ceases. The Board of Directors of the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT)...

World Tourism Council proposes plan to save the travel sector

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) proposed a plan to rescue the sector, badly hit by the health emergency that produced the coronavirus covid-19. Due to the weight of the tourism business at the global and local level, the WTTC suggested that the governments...

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...

Costa Rica Keeps On Winning In Tourism

Costa Rica got into 2019 on European catwalks, fashion items, French cuisine, public roads, buses, electric cars, trams and subway stations. Also in film festivals, television programs, biodiversity conservation gardens, sporting events, and social networks. This “Only the Essentials,” tourism campaign by the Instituto Costarricense...

Costa Rica Tourism: Lights and Shadows

Although between 2017 and 2018 the average spending of tourists in Costa Rica fell 14%, the average spending per foreign tourist in Costa Rica increased in the last eight years by 9%, which, it is estimated, is due to a combination of more activities...

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...

Things to Know Before Travelling to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for a lot of things including natural beauty and delicious food. Visited by more than 1.7 million tourists every year, the country’s economy is largely dependant on tourism. In fact, tourism alone generates more than $1.7 billion for the country. While...

Online Hotel Reservations Grow In Costa Rica

  The leading platform for hotel reservations in the cloud, SiteMinder, revealed during its participation in the WTM Latin America 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil, the growth and opportunities that Costa Rica has in terms of hotel reservations. In the last five years alone, online reservations...

Costa Rica Aims To Overtake Panama As Leader in Conventions

Costa Rica aims to take over from Panama as the leader in tourism for business meetings and conventions, a sector valued at US$11 billion a year. Promotional campaigns, ambassadors that promote the country all over the world and the strengthening of the Convention Bureau are...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies today. In Annie's words, "As a travel editor, I've been to a fair amount of places around the world — and Costa Rica is hands down,...

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...

More Bureaucracy For Costa Rica Tourism

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Arguing that they would "give muscle" to the state in managing the sector, a bill, presented by several legislators, aims to create the Ministry of Tourism. The proposal around the suspicion of the private sector that would lead to...

A Talking Sloth Wants You To Come To Costa Rica

  (QTRAVEL) Costa Rica's talking sloth has a lot of people talking. "Hello Americas, I'm a sloth," begins the sloth in a video promoting Costa Rica as a tourist destination. "A sloth that lives in the happiest country in the world." Aimed at tourists in North...

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