Costa Rica Certifies Good Environmental Practices
102 tourism businesses were recognized by the ICT for their environmentally friendly operations and their communities.
Friday, December 10, 2010
The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) has given these awards to a group of hotels and tour operators, which carry "leaves” one to five. A rating of five "leaves" means best environmental practice and social sustainability.
$15 million IDB loan is the first to a Costa Rican financial institution that seeks to expand its mortgage and green financing business
The entity has received a $20 million IDB loan to expand its loan portfolio to operations with environmental sustainability.
Although in its infancy, the concept is present in many new projects, and is gaining momentum as older buildings which want to remain competitive in the market are being upgraded.
IDB, partners seek sustainable tourism projects for coastal and freshwater destinations.
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