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Watch: United plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights return to Guanacaste
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Costa Rica
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Watch: United plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights return to Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, a plane with tourists has arrived in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport welcomed United Airlines flight 1442 from…

Return of commercial flights from U.S. brings tourists, and criticism
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Return of commercial flights from U.S. brings tourists, and criticism

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2020

After more than five months of restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis, the first commercial flight from the United States to Costa Rica arrived Thursday at Juan…

Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca

AFP - September 4, 2020

Colombia's government announced last week a $370 million loan to the airline Avianca, which has grounded almost its entire fleet because of the pandemic. The second-largest carrier…

El Salvador will resume international flights on September 19
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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El Salvador will resume international flights on September 19

AFP and The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in San Salvador will reopen to international passenger flights on September 19, after a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Watch: Iberia plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights resume in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Iberia plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights resume in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 3, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, a plane full of tourists has arrived in Costa Rica. Juan Santamaría International Airport welcomed Iberia 6317 from Madrid, Spain in…

US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says
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Business
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US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says

AFP - June 19, 2020

Domestic US travel spending is expected to collapse this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, suffering a 40 percent decline compared to 2019, while international spending will plunge…

Cruise ships arrive in Costa Rica to return citizens
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Cruise ships arrive in Costa Rica to return citizens

The Tico Times - June 5, 2020

Residents near Costa Rica's Caribbean coast will see Friday a strange but familiar sight. Two cruise ships — the Oceania Marina and the Caribbean Princess — will dock…

Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy
Fishing
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Fishing
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Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy

Todd Staley - May 25, 2020

The permanent smile mother nature seemed to put on their faces and their high intelligence are probably some of the reasons virtually everybody loves dolphins. Costa Rica…

Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities
Fishing
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Fishing
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Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities

Todd Staley - May 15, 2020

Like most nations around the globe, Costa Rica has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Because of its considerable tourism and fishing-based economy, the impact has…

Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.

AFP - May 11, 2020

Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt "due to the unpredictable impact" of…