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.

According to El Financiero, Francisco Chamberlain, a project partner, said: "The infrastructure of the site is designed to handle volumes of close to 380,000 visitors a year, but the real focus is on attracting 5% to 10% of the tourists going to Monteverde annually."

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Nicaragua's Chinandega gears up with five-star hotel

May 2008

The Nicaraguan department of Chinandega, west of Managua, will have its first five-star hotel by the end of next year.

Netherlands-based Guido Emile Vioen, which owns and manages the project – now under construction – says the hotel will be known as the San Francisco.
The US$8 million project includes 100 rooms, shops, a beauty parlor, gym and parking for 200 vehicles.

Nicaragua: Investors interested in western tourism

April 2008

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 event, sponsored by Nicaragua's Official Agency of Investment Promotion, ProNicaragua, and the Cuenta Reto del Milenio, aims to highlight the potential of tourism of León and Chinadega. The goal is not only to develop new tourism projects but also to create strategic alliances with projects that are already in place.

Expo Invest Panama

May 2016

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.

The event is being presented as an opportunity to open the doors to investment in Latin America and the rest of the world, with Panama as a hub for regional and international business.

Guatemalan Investment in Colombia

December 2012

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.

The developer is part Guatemalan Pantaleon Group, and now aims to follow "the success of its three shopping centers located in Guatemala: Miraflores, located in Zone 11, Oakland Mall, Zone 10, and Portales, zone 17, and in Honduras: Cascadas Mall, which together attract over 32 million visitors a year. "

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