Three new convention centers will open within the next three years.
With an investment of $30 million, a project promoted by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, to be built in Barreal de Heredia. is expected to completed by the first quarter of 2014.
For his part Fernando Poma, Vice President of Real Hotels & Resorts (operator of the Intercontinental Hotel chain), will announce the start of construction of a facility with a 2,700 person capacity, in Guachipelín of Escazú this July.
The challenge is not only to build a site for the development of international mass events, but to plan and execute its promotion.
Javier Gámez, CEO of Cancun Center presented an exhibition entitled "Development of the tourism industry through a convention center" during the event "Costa Rica, with the pleasure of Conference Toursim."
The organization who will develop the Conventions Center project is unsure whether to invest in Costa Rica or Panama.
Known as "Feria Costa Rica", the $280-million project comprises an area for fairs and trade shows, two hotels, office space and a shopping mall.
"Difficulties in getting financing for buying the lots and developing the project in Costa Rica have prompted the company to explore options in Panama", reported Nacion.com. "The developers must decide where to invest in February".
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