The union of Nicaraguan businessmen has reported that airlines may be interested in establishing flights between Costa Rica and the resort city of Granada in Nicaragua.
The President of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), José Adán Aguerri, told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that the airlines who may be interested are carrying out an evaluation process and are review of the subject.
Elfinancierocr.com reports that "...This first phase includes 50 berths: 14 for 40-foot boats, 8 for 40-foot yachts, 25 for yachts measuring 60 to 90 feet, 2 for 140-foot megayachts and 1 berth for a gigayacht."
Granting insurance for a period of 15 days and limiting the scope to medical care are some of the changes that are being prepared to re-offer free medical insurance for tourists.
Previously the insurance covered up to 30 days for tourists entering through the international airport of Tocumen, but now the new proposal that is under study by the Tourism Authority would reduce the term to two weeks, which is the length of time that most tourists stay in the country.The benefit was implemented by the Martinelli administration in 2011 andcanceled three years later, due to its high cost.
From October 31 KLM will fly twice a week between Amsterdam and San Jose throughout the European winter season.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute:
KLM the Royal Netherlands Aviation Company will fly twice a week (Tuesday and Friday) directly to San Jose, Costa Rica (Amsterdam-San Jose-Amsterdam).The operations will start from October 31, 2017, in the European winter season (November to March).
The plan is to build a tourist resort that includes residences, a hotel, and a marina with capacity for 400 boats, in an area of 55 hectares in Chame, province of Panama.
Data from the Interactive System"Central American Construction Projects", complied by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData, indicates that Portones del Mar S.A. submitted an Environmental Impact Study (EIA) to the Panamanian Ministry of the Environment in January 2017.
A bill approved in its first debate aims to create a Special Free Trade Area within the perimeter of Puerto Armuelles and Paso Canoa, to facilitate the sale of tax free goods to tourists.
From a statement issued by from the National Assembly:
A bill has been approved in a first debate, which seeks to create a Special Free Trade Area within the perimeter of Puerto Armuelles and Paso Canoa, whose sole purpose is to promote the sale of tax free goods to tourists.
Discovery Communications has granted a local developer a license to use its name in an ecotourism park to be built in Guanacaste, with an estimated investment of $400 million.
According to Bloomberg.com, the media company Discovery Communications, which owns television channels such as Discovery and Animal Planet, gave the developer group Sun Latin America a license to use its name and brand in an adventure park to be built near Liberia, which will be ready by the end of 2020.
The health tourism segment, still in its infancy in the country, could achieve a higher degree of development if a strategy is implemented jointly by tourism companies and medical centers.
Low prices of treatments and medical infrastructure are the main factors which favor growth of the medical tourism segment in Costa Rica, which could also be applied in Nicaragua, once a work plan starts to be implemented which involves coordination between hospitals, government and companies in the tourism sector.
From May 22 to 27 Panama will be hosting the ISOTC228 Committee meeting on Tourism and Related Services, which oversees the quality of tourism internationally.
From a statement issued by the Tourism Authority of Panama:
From May 22 to 27 Panama will be hosting the twelfth plenary meeting of the ISOTC228 Committee on Tourism and Related Services, an organization that aims to ensure the quality of tourism internationally.
Following a slight rebound in 2016, the arrival of ten cruisers from six foreign companies is expected in the 2017 season, with about 5,000 tourists on board.
In 2015 tourism authorities reported the arrival of 5 cruise ships during the season, a slight improvement compared to the figures of previous years, particularly the years 2013, 2014 and 2015, in which only one cruise was recorded each season.
Local businessmen have proposed the temporary closure, for 30 days in May, or between September and October, and in the meantime the logistics needed are being evaluated, in order to generate the least possible impact on tourism on the island.
The plan by the Civil Aviation Authority is to improve airport infrastructure on Isla Colón, for which the terminal will be need to be closed for a period of at least 30 days.The remodeling project includes changing the asphalt on the runway.
The average european tourist plans trips less than a year in advance and searches and books tour packages via the internet, without using intermediaries.
A study by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute to identify best prospectsfound that"... generally Europeans decide on their holiday destination less than a year in advance and in most cases organize their trips independently i.e., without using intermediaries. It was also found that the most used methods of finding information include recommendations from friends, search engines and online travel agencies and websites promoting the destinations.
In 2016, 19,586 meetings were held with 1.2 million participants, 695 thousand hotel rooms were occupied and an estimated economic turnover of $1 billion was generated.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute:
Guatemala April 5, 2017.With the objective of finding out the significance of the segment for Meetings, Incentives trips, Conferences and Events, (MICE), the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism, INGUAT, disseminated the results of a study that measured, among other subjects, the contribution in consumption in the tourist industry and in other economic activities, as well as in the generation of jobs.
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