Costa Rica: Tourism Train to Open in Monteverde
The Monteverde Trainforest, an ecological train with a 3 kilometer journey and an investment of $7 million, hopes to have 50 thousand visitors a year.
Monday, March 30, 2009
The company is planning to open the tourism train in May 2009. It is currently negotiating with medical tourism and cruise operators to attract customers. Additionally, it is planning to make alliances with hotels and tourism services in the area to expand the options for the visitor.
The Nicaraguan department of Chinandega, west of Managua, will have its first five-star hotel by the end of next year.
The hospitality, security and the range of tourist attractions in the west of the country has piqued the interest of more than 20 investors from Europe, the United States and Central America who participated in the Tourism Forum called "Invest in Nicaragua: Explore New Horizons!"
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is organizing an event on June 9 to 11 which will bring together public and private sectors to explore investment opportunities.
Spectrum has announced that they will build a shopping center in Colombia in 2013, which in its first phase will measure 32 thousand square meters.
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