Nicaragua and Costa Rica analyze border tourism
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.
Friday, August 22, 2008
The request was presented during the celebration of the V Bi-national Tourism Encounter between the authorities from both countries and the mayors from the zone, both from Costa Rica and from Nicaragua. The meeting was held at the Port of San Juan del Sur.
The arrival of tourists, hotel reservations and purchases of rent a car services would have increased In September.
A $15 million donation by the Japanese Government will be used to design the "Santa Fe" bridge over River San Juan.
As of July 1, 069, 805 visitors have entered the country, 2.3% more than in the same period in 2011.
The National Chamber of Tourism in Costa Rica expects that the sector will grow between 8 and 9% this year, an increase which as been labeled as "satisfactory" in an environment of financial crisis at the world level.
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