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‘Only the Essentials’: Costa Rica launches new tourism campaign in U.S. and Canada
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‘Only the Essentials’: Costa Rica launches new tourism campaign in U.S. and Canada

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

Costa Rica hopes to drive more U.S. and Canadian tourism to the country with a new international marketing campaign titled "Only the Essentials." Over the next two…

Tourism vs. ecosystem: Dock project angers some in Puerto Viejo
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tourism vs. ecosystem: Dock project angers some in Puerto Viejo

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 27, 2019

Update [Aug. 29 at 9 a.m.]: The Municipality of Talamanca is inviting all interested residents of Puerto Viejo to an open forum about the dock project. The discussion…

Air travel to Costa Rica up 4.5% over 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Air travel to Costa Rica up 4.5% over 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 7, 2019

More than 1.3 million people flew to Costa Rica through the first six months of 2019, according to data from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). The…

International tourism to Costa Rica continued to rise in 2018
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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International tourism to Costa Rica continued to rise in 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 7, 2019

Despite incidents that may have dissuaded international tourism to the country, more people visited Costa Rica in 2018 than in 2017. According to data from the Costa…

Expotur organizers announce ‘multidestination’ focus for this year’s edition
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Tourism
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Expotur organizers announce ‘multidestination’ focus for this year’s edition

Elizabeth Lang - March 14, 2018

This year's Expotur will highlight Costa Rica's appeal to a wide variety of tourists, all throughout the year – not only because of its famed biodiversity and increasingly…

Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany
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Airlines
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Lufthansa to fly nonstop between Costa Rica and Germany

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

German carrier Lufthansa announced that it will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica twice a week starting on March 29, 2018. The flights will depart from…

Costa Rica’s country brand is the fastest growing in the Americas
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Business
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Costa Rica’s country brand is the fastest growing in the Americas

L. Arias - July 7, 2017

A recent evaluation of the country brand “Essential Costa Rica” found that its brand equity jumped 12 spots as a tourism destination and five in the trade and…

Tourism Chamber: Please support businesses outside Poás safety perimeter
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Business
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Tourism Chamber: Please support businesses outside Poás safety perimeter

L. Arias - April 18, 2017

The National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) is calling on the population not to forget about the Poás Volcano region altogether, but rather to visit the many destinations in…

Airbnb agrees to collect sales tax from hosts in Costa Rica
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Business
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Airbnb agrees to collect sales tax from hosts in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Representatives of Airbnb, the online marketplace that allows people to list or rent lodging in residential properties, said the company is willing to collect taxes from its…

Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency
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Business
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Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency

L. Arias - October 27, 2016

A group of Bribri people is working to open Costa Rica's first indigenous tour agency, aimed at showing adventurous travelers what their territory has to offer. The…

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