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Tourism entrepreneurs urge President Solís to block retroactive sales tax
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Tourism entrepreneurs urge President Solís to block retroactive sales tax

L. Arias - August 21, 2014

Leaders of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) sent President Luis Guillermo Solís a letter asking him to block a Finance Ministry decree ordering tourism businesses to collect sales tax on several tourism…

Tourism sector looks to counter World Cup drop in business with new promotions
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Tourism sector looks to counter World Cup drop in business with new promotions

L. Arias - August 6, 2014

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) on Thursday will relaunch a promotion campaign titled “¡Vamos a turistear!” (Let's go sightseeing!) to encourage local tourists to take advantage of…

Solís blocks added sales tax on national park entrance fees, a decree passed days before he took office
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Solís blocks added sales tax on national park entrance fees, a decree passed days before he took office

L. Arias - August 5, 2014

Last Friday, President Luis Guillermo Solís and Environment Minister Edgar Gutiérrez signed a decree eliminating a 15 percent sales tax on national park entrance fees. The act…

World Cup caused a drop in hotel occupancy during mid-year vacations, survey shows
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World Cup caused a drop in hotel occupancy during mid-year vacations, survey shows

L. Arias - July 28, 2014

Just over half of hotel rooms in Costa Rica were occupied during the first two weeks of this month, when most Ticos enjoyed mid-year vacations. Average occupancy…

Tourism sector blasts decree charging sales tax to national park entrance fees
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Tourism sector blasts decree charging sales tax to national park entrance fees

L. Arias - July 24, 2014

Tourism business owners on Wednesday voiced total opposition to a new Environment Ministry (MINAE) decree extending the collection of a 15 percent sales tax to several activities…

Costa Rica’s tourism sector says World Cup will harm mid-year occupancy rates
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Costa Rica’s tourism sector says World Cup will harm mid-year occupancy rates

L. Arias - June 23, 2014

With just a week to go before the start of Costa Rica's mid-year vacations, the demand for lodging remains low. And although tourism business owners hope this year will be better…

Hotels in Costa Rica expect high occupancy during Easter Holy Week
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Hotels in Costa Rica expect high occupancy during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 27, 2014

Costa Rican hotel operators expect occupancy rates of an estimated 82 percent during Easter Holy Week, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR).…

Projected growth in tourism could be a jolt for jobseekers
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Projected growth in tourism could be a jolt for jobseekers

The Tico Times - March 24, 2014

Things are looking up for the Costa Rican tourism sector and maybe Ticos looking for work in a tight job market, according to a new report released…

More U.S. tourists are taking vacations in Central America
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More U.S. tourists are taking vacations in Central America

The Tico Times - March 7, 2014

Central America is growing as a popular tourist destination for U.S. travelers abroad, according to figures published by the U.S. Commerce Department in late February. The isthmus…