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Costa Rica’s newest canton launches tourism strategy
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Costa Rica’s newest canton launches tourism strategy

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 21, 2021

Coinciding with the fourth anniversary its creation, the Costa Rican canton of Río Cuarto this week launched a promotional strategy to attract local and foreign tourists.  The…

María Amalia Revelo, ex-Tourism Minister, dies at 65
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María Amalia Revelo, ex-Tourism Minister, dies at 65

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 17, 2021

María Amalia Revelo, Costa Rica's former Tourism Minster, died on Friday, May 14. She was 65. The Tourism Board informed of her passing in a statement issued…

Costa Rica promotes Holy Week tourism with mandatory vacation
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Costa Rica promotes Holy Week tourism with mandatory vacation

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2021

In an effort to reactivate Costa Rica's tourism industry, Central Government workers will take mandatory vacations during Easter Holy Week. The announcement came Thursday after a request…

Malpaís among top ‘places to love in 2021,’ New York Times says
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Malpaís among top ‘places to love in 2021,’ New York Times says

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 11, 2021

The New York Times named Malpaís, Puntarenas, as one of its 52 "Places to Love in 2021." "We asked readers to tell us about the spots that…

Bloomberg says Costa Rica among top 2021 vacation destinations
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Bloomberg says Costa Rica among top 2021 vacation destinations

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Planning your 2021 travel? Consider Costa Rica, Bloomberg says. The U.S.-based media company published its "Where to Go in 2021," recommending destinations "that will be especially profound"…

Cuba faces challenge of attracting tourists amid ongoing pandemic
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Cuba faces challenge of attracting tourists amid ongoing pandemic

Katell ABIVEN / AFP - November 20, 2020

Closed for almost eight months, Havana is reopening its doors to foreign tourists, but it also must convince them to return. Even as the pandemic rages, Cuba…

US government recommends not traveling over Thanksgiving
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US government recommends not traveling over Thanksgiving

AFP and The Tico Times - November 19, 2020

US health authorities cautioned citizens on Thursday against traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday next week, as the coronavirus spreads out of control. The recommendation was issued by…

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…

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