Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura
Keylor Navas is the star of a new advertising campaign from the Costa Rican Tourism Board that that seeks to draw more European tourists here.
A surprise welcome awaited Joel and Kristine Kratochvil and their three daughters, Anna, 16, Leah, 14, and Jenna, 12, at Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport on Friday. According to the Costa Rican Tourism Board, one of the members of this Washington state family is the 1 millionth tourist to arrive from the United States in 2015.
A group of 34 Costa Rican tourism companies are presenting their products and services this week at the World Travel Market 2015, taking place in London through Thursday.
Analyzing data from the Immigration Administration, the ICT said 41,698 more travelers arrived by air this year, for a total during the six-month period of 987,801. In a projected profit analysis, the ICT said the country's tourism sector pulled in about $1.6 billion during the period – about $161 million more than the first half of 2014.
Starting May 4, 2016 the airline will offer two flights a week between London and San José, Costa Rica during the UK summer, and three flights a week during the winter.
Two new charter flights from the U.S. to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste are scheduled to start next year.
Spirit Airlines will fly four times a week between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) starting May 28.