Costa Rica: Tourism stable despite international uncertainty
Business leaders from the sector admit that the rate of growth continues to increase but at a slower rhythm.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
From January to July of this year, tourist arrivals increased by 13% compared to the 15% recorded for the same period ended last year, according to data from the National Tourism Chamber based on information provided by the Immigration Department.
The arrival of tourists, hotel reservations and purchases of rent a car services would have increased In September.
Leaders of the bi-national commission decided to ask authorities from both countries to open a new border crossing, and to reopen the old "Transit Route" on the San Juan river.
The 2009 Costa Rica Cruise Season is scheduled to begin on September 23.
Under the theme "Tourism from a New Point of View: Redefining Strategy," the Congress will be held on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel.
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