Sustainable tourism

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.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tourism is a strategic tool to combat poverty and encourage development, especially in countries whose socioeconomic situation is at risk. But to manage all national efforts without any plan and without determining the class of tourism that's desired can compromise the future of nations. Costa Rica is no exception.
Last year about 2 million tourists visited Costa Rica.

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Tourism and Environmental Conservation

May 2012

Sustainable tourism results in being more attractive to travelers, savings in operations and preferential treatment, including economic and business benefits.

"Do not say that the natural wealth of Costa Rica produces no revenue: first place in the top ten most popular adventure destinations in the world by International Business Times magazine, host for 2013 of the largest international adventure event, Adventure Race World Championship 2013,Travel Weekly Readers Choice Award as the best destination in Central and South America and one of the top 10 honeymoon destinations according to Modern Bride magazine", writes Katiana Murillo on her ‘sostenible’ on Elfinancierocr.com.

Sustainable tourism debated

June 2008

Costa Rica is host to a meeting of the International Working Group on Sustainable Tourism, which will mull environmentally friendly initiatives that could be adopted in tourism policies.

The 19-nation group is meeting outside of France for the first time. The task force was established as a follow-up to agreements at the World Conference on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002.

Sustainable Rural Tourism in Nicaragua

March 2013

According to industry players, rural community tourism is growing "slowly, but surely."

According to Harold Ramos, president of the Nicaraguan Network of Rural Tourism (Renitural), agritourism and rural community tourism , "is something that is developing slowly, but surely."

Central America Takes Part in FITUR 2012

January 2012

At the International Tourism Fair of Madrid 2012 (FITUR), the region is jointly aiming to give impetus to sustainable tourism.

The Costa Rican Tourism Minister, Alan Flores Moya said one of the objectives is to present the region as multi cultural and nature filled.

"Aside from presenting the national plans of each Central American country, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Belize will be in the Spanish capital targeting the European market as one of their preferred customers, as several ministers told Efe Tourism in the region.

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