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News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada
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News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada

The Tico Times - September 4, 2020

Costa Rica's tourism industry is beginning its long journey toward normality. Starting this month, tourists from select U.S. states — plus more than 40 countries — are…

Tourism in Central America takes a heavy hit from coronavirus pandemic
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Central America
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Tourism in Central America takes a heavy hit from coronavirus pandemic

Oscar Batres / AFP - March 24, 2020

Deserted beaches, empty mountain hotels, closed shops: the novel coronavirus hit Central American tourism hard in the height of the high season, plunging companies in the sector…

3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from
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Costa Rica
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3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, according to figures released by the government earlier this month. Where did they…

Civil Aviation Authority grounds Air Panama flights after inspection
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Civil Aviation Authority grounds Air Panama flights after inspection

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 7, 2019

Panama's Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) on Saturday grounded Air Panama flights operated by the Fokker 50 turboprop, impacting travel throughout the Central American country. The temporary suspension…

Watch: Costa Rica’s new tourism ad promises ‘Only the Essentials’
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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Watch: Costa Rica’s new tourism ad promises ‘Only the Essentials’

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday announced a new tourism campaign targeting major markets across the United States and Canada. The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) is branding the…

Costa Rica named as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica named as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 18, 2019

Costa Rica was named "Mexico & Central America's Leading Destination" at the 2019 World Travel Awards Latin America. Considered the “Oscars” of the travel industry, the World…

Costa Rica is the most expensive destination in Central America, says WEF
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Costa Rica is the most expensive destination in Central America, says WEF

The Tico Times - May 25, 2015

Costa Rica might be relatively expensive but the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015 said the land of "pura vida” was worth the money. The report released…

Chabad of San Juan Del Sur: A Jewish presence in a Nicaraguan beach resort
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Chabad of San Juan Del Sur: A Jewish presence in a Nicaraguan beach resort

Paul M. Foer - April 9, 2015

See also in our Tico Times Travel section: 7 can’t-miss reasons to visit Granada, Nicaragua SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua – It was quite easy to spot the…

Costa Rica tourism minister sees no threat from Cuba, Nicaragua
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Costa Rica tourism minister sees no threat from Cuba, Nicaragua

The Tico Times - January 15, 2015

See also: US to ease travel, trade with Cuba starting Friday The U.S. Treasury Department posted a detailed fact sheet Thursday on the new travel rules for U.S.…

Tourism season kicks off in Costa Rica despite high costs for travelers
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Tourism season kicks off in Costa Rica despite high costs for travelers

The Tico Times - January 12, 2015

John Cross was enjoying his first day in Costa Rica, but the Bath, England native was already showing the early signs of a sunburn on his brow.…