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Costa Rica aims to become major conference destination
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Costa Rica aims to become major conference destination

L. Arias - December 11, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís and Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura pledged Thursday to build a major convention center in Costa Rica before the end of the president's term in May…

Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker
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Save water, ban golf courses, says Costa Rican lawmaker

L. Arias - October 23, 2015

Broad Front Party legislator Suray Carrillo Guevara is drafting a water conservation bill that would ban golf courses in Costa Rica -- both existing ones and those that are…

Costa Rica’s international arrivals by air increase in first half of 2015
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Costa Rica’s international arrivals by air increase in first half of 2015

L. Arias - September 1, 2015

The official number of international arrivals by air to Costa Rica in the first six months of 2015 was 4.4 percent higher than the same period last year, the Costa…

Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests
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Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests

L. Arias - July 11, 2015

Damage caused by floods in the past three weeks and road blockades on Wednesday caused major losses to Costa Rica’s tourism sector, the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR)…

Costa Rica rises in global ranking of travel, tourism competitiveness
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Costa Rica rises in global ranking of travel, tourism competitiveness

L. Arias - May 9, 2015

Costa Rica ranks among the top tourism economies in Latin America, according to the results of a report released this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country ranked…

Upbeat outlook for Costa Rica tourism, as visitors, revenue up in 2014
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Upbeat outlook for Costa Rica tourism, as visitors, revenue up in 2014

L. Arias - January 22, 2015

Tourism Ministry officials on Thursday reported that revenues from Costa Rica's travel sector last year totaled $2.6 billion, an 8.3 percent increase over the $2.4 billion registered…

Beach, mountain hotels report 88 percent occupancy for the holidays
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Beach, mountain hotels report 88 percent occupancy for the holidays

L. Arias - December 5, 2014

The Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) on Wednesday reported that bookings for Christmas and New Year’s holidays at beach and mountain hotels is averaging about 88 percent.…

Guess who tops US searches for ‘most popular vacation destinations’ on Bing…
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Guess who tops US searches for ‘most popular vacation destinations’ on Bing…

L. Arias - December 2, 2014

Microsoft’s search engine Bing on Monday released its annual list of search trends for 2014, and Costa Rica tops the list for “most popular vacation destination among…

Sport fishing season in the South Pacific could generate up to $331 million, study says
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Sport fishing season in the South Pacific could generate up to $331 million, study says

L. Arias - November 12, 2014

Business owners in some of the main sport fishing destinations on Costa Rica's South Pacific coast have great expectations for the industry's high season, which runs from November to April. Businesses in the popular destinations…

Tourism entrepreneurs to present President Solís with a plan to further develop sector
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Tourism entrepreneurs to present President Solís with a plan to further develop sector

L. Arias - November 10, 2014

Some 200 representatives of tourism chambers and associations, entrepreneurs and professionals are meeting this week at the 18th National Tourism Congress to discuss key issues to improve Costa…

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