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Four Marriott hotels in Costa Rica reopening in November
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Four Marriott hotels in Costa Rica reopening in November

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 3, 2020

Marriott International on Tuesday announced the opening of four of its Costa Rica properties. W Costa Rica (Reserva Conchal), Punta Islita Autograph Collection, the JW Marriott Guanacaste…

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

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

Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs
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Global Entry: Costa Ricans could soon apply for a fast pass through US customs

The Tico Times - March 4, 2020

Costa Rica could soon join the short list of countries whose citizens can apply for customs and immigration pre-approval for low-risk travelers to the United States. If…

Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019
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Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019

AFP - February 6, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, and tourism remained one of the country's economic pillars, the government said Wednesday.…

In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability
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In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability

Pol Costa / AFP and The Tico Times - January 24, 2020

Faced with the tons of disposable plastic used by hotels every year, the CO2 emitted by airplanes or the overcrowding in Barcelona, ​​Everest and Machu Picchu, the…

Costa Rica was among 2019’s most-searched travel destinations in the United States
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Costa Rica was among 2019’s most-searched travel destinations in the United States

The Tico Times - January 1, 2020

In December, Google released its Year in Search 2019, where it unveiled the most popular searches made on the internet giant. We already covered Costa Rica's Year…

From ‘No Artificial Ingredients!’ to ‘Save the Americans’: Costa Rica’s tourism campaigns
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From ‘No Artificial Ingredients!’ to ‘Save the Americans’: Costa Rica’s tourism campaigns

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Costa Rica's economy relies on tourism, and the country has worked hard to increase the flow of international visitors to the country. Monday, the Costa Rican Tourism…

Hurricane Dorian will impact travel to Costa Rica; airlines issuing flight waivers
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Hurricane Dorian will impact travel to Costa Rica; airlines issuing flight waivers

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 29, 2019

It's hurricane season, and one of 2019's biggest Atlantic storms to date is expected to impact the United States in the coming days. National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

How Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months
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How Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 5, 2019

It has been a turbulent period for tourism to Costa Rica. While the country is on pace for another record year in visitors, Costa Rica's international reputation…