Costa Rica initiates a new sustainable tourism project

Costa Rica is moving forward with the development of tourism in the National Refuge on San Lucas Island, following the signing of a decree by the nation's president and the ministers of tourism, culture, environment and energy.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The decree makes available sustainable tourist development in 5.5 per cent of the area of the National Refuge. Low-impact projects will be carried out and there will be strict control of the density of tourists visiting the island.

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Nicaragua Expects $140 million in Tourism Investment in 2012

January 2012

The figure represent an increase of 15% compared to last year, according to the tourism authority.

The Nicaraguan government expects tourism related investment to reach $140 million in 2012, which is 15.7% more than last year.

The head of legal department of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur) Omar Oporta, said that in 2011 national and foreign investment in tourism reached $121 million.

Sustainable tourism

June 2008

On the International Day of the Environment, the focus is on the need to maintain best practices in sustainable tourism, to ensure the sector's future.

Tourism is a strategic tool to combat poverty and encourage development, especially in countries whose socioeconomic situation is at risk.

Costa Rica boosts tourist promotion in US and Canada

May 2008

Costa Rica is to invest US$14 million this year in tourist promotion in the United States and Canada amid fears that the difficulties faced by the US economy could lead to a decline in visitors, Tourism Minister Carlos Benavides said.

Benavides told press conference that the campaign would project Costa Rica as a "sustainable" destination with unique appeal.

Costa Rican tourism grows 17% in 3rd quarter

April 2008

The arrival of tourists to Costa Rica, most of them from the United States, grew by 17 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared with 2007, according to figures from the nation's two international airports.

The total number of tourists was 643,000 between January and March, 92,000 more than the previous year, according to reports from the Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber airports.

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