Costa Rica's North West Seeks Financial Support

Tourism businesses in the province of Guanacaste have requested more action from the country's government.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The requests from the Guanacastean Tourism Association (Caturga in Spanish) include greater international promotion and the creation of a seasonal financial support plan for companies.

As of August 2010, tourist numbers were up on 2008 and 2009 but the visitor profile is different with lower average spending, according to Prensalibre.cr.

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