Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Tourism Institute to Open Regional Branches

September 15, 2006

The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) plans to open eight regional offices between December 2006 and March 2007.

The regional branches will allow tourists, as well as representatives of tourism-industry businesses, to access the institute’s services without the hassle of traveling to San José, the daily Al Día reported.

Two offices will be located in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, north and south; three in the Pacific province of Puntarenas, from its northern tip down to the Osa Peninsula; two more in the country’s northern and southern Caribbean; and one in the Northern Zone.

However, the institute has not yet defined the exact location of each office, Tourism Minister Carlos Ricardo Benavides told Al Día.

The regional offices will conduct market research, gather feedback from visitors and community members, and offer tourist information.

According to Benavides, approximately 40 people will be hired to work at the new offices.

 

You may be interested

Slothy Sunday: Meet the sloth moms, released and thriving
Sloth Sundays
1761 views
Sloth Sundays
1761 views

Slothy Sunday: Meet the sloth moms, released and thriving

Rachael Griffiths / Toucan Rescue Ranch - September 27, 2020

This Sloth Sunday is dedicated to the released two-fingered sloth moms that have been prospering since being in Toucan Rescue Ranch’s…

Costa Rica reopens to key tourism market as it welcomes Mexican visitors
Costa Rica
1128 views
Costa Rica
1128 views

Costa Rica reopens to key tourism market as it welcomes Mexican visitors

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2020

Costa Rica will open its doors to the arrival of tourists from Mexico, after considering a drop in reported Covid-19…

Costa Rica tourism: What states might be allowed next? [updated]
Costa Rica
2288 views
Costa Rica
2288 views

Costa Rica tourism: What states might be allowed next? [updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2020

Since September 1, Costa Rica has welcomed tourists from a growing number of U.S. states. According to Gustavo Segura, Costa…