Costa Rica Passes Rural Tourism Law
The recently constituted National Rural Tourism Chamber will group all associations, cooperatives and foundations related to Rural Tourism.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Yorleny Fontana, Vice president of the chamber, dubbed Canturural for its Spanish initials, indicated that one item in the agenda is the preparation of a joint tourism strategy for the sector.
The government sent to Congress the General Law of Tourism Act and the Foster Tourism in Rural Communities Act.
Costa Rican businesses point to lack of integrity in the draft Tourism Act, which has already spent five years getting bogged down in Congress.
The Law on Development of Rural Community Tourism regulates procedures for companies in order to be eligible for tax exemptions, among other incentives.
The Ministry of Tourism is discussing with private companies and a group of consultants draft amendments to the existing Law on Tourism.
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