Tourism drops in Costa Rica

The accumulated figure for the last 12 months ended October show that the country received 10,000 less tourists compared to the figure for 12 accumulated months ended in August.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The accumulated number of visitors between November 2007 and October 2008 was 2,107,000 while between September 2007 and August of this year the accumulated figure was 2,117,000.

The figure for August was the one that has the most tourist arrivals; however, after that month, tourist arrivals began to decrease.

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Tourism Decreases by 13% in First Quarter

May 2009

Costa Rica is going through the consequences of the international crisis in its main industry, tourism, being that it received 83 thousand less visitors than during same period in 2008.

By country, the decline in the number of tourist arrivals from the United States is the most important, and this is significant since tourists from the north are usually 54% of the total.

Tourists Arrivals Up 9.6% in Costa Rica

July 2010

1,124,000 tourists visited Costa Rica in the first six months of the year, 9.6% more than the same period of 2009.

The Tourism Institute of Costa Rica estimates that around 2 million tourists will visit the nation in 2010.

Newspaper La Prensa Libre published statements by Carlos Ricardo Benavides: “The figures point to an evident recovery after the international economic crisis”.

Slight Recovery in Costa Rican Tourism

June 2010

In the first four months of 2010, the country’s airports received 52.000 more tourists than in the same period of 2009.

Between January and April 2010, a total 546.514 visitors entered the country through its two international airports: Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber.

Tourism Statistics Need Improvement

November 2011

In Costa Rica the current methods for keeping records about the number of tourist arrivals are inefficient, with differences in numbers of up to half a million.

Professionals in the tourism sector believe it is essential to incorporate new tools in order to generate more reliable data regarding the entry of tourists into the country.

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