The company's proposal states that in just two months it could start making tax
payments, putting to the test the responsiveness of bureaucracy against the speed of the real economy.
Airbnb, one of the leading global companies that is taking advantage of the momentum that the technological revolution has provided to the collaborative economy, has now created a housingsupply available for seasonal rental in Costa Rica which is equivalent to 18% of the supply of hotels.
Arguing that they would "give muscle" to the state in managing the sector, a proposal has been made to add a Ministry of Tourism to the current Costa Rican Tourism Institute, a move which has been firmly opposed by employers.
The private sector is concerned that the proposed bill to create a Ministry of Tourism to operate alongside the current Institute of Tourism, will mean that State funds that are used to promote the country as a tourist destination will be diverted.
The average daily expenditure per capita rose by 8.5% compared to the previous quarter, led mainly by increased spending by visitors from Europe.
From the report "Tourism Survey III Quarter 2016" by the Central Bank:
In the third quarter of 2016 in terms of inbound tourism, the average daily expenditure per capita recorded a rise of 8.5 percent compared with the previous quarter, mainly driven by increased spending by visitors from Europe (36.1%).The interannual variation of average expenditure was 18.2 percent.In contrast, the average length of stay recorded a fall of 7.5 percent compared with the previous quarter, impacted by less stays by tourists from Europe (-34.3%) and South America (-15.7%).The annual rate of change of the average length of stay was -7.9 percent.
Companies in the sector and the Guatemalan Tourism Institute are working on a proposal for rules for adventure tourism businesses in the country.
From a statement issued by the INGUAT:
Guatemala November 10, 2016.Given the need to regulate and control all activities related to the adventure tourism segment, private public entities have initiated a regulatory process, forming the Technical Committee on Adventure.
Tourism entrepreneurs attribute the lack of interest in the airport to the scarcity of hotels on the Nicaraguan island and lack of public infrastructure.
La Paloma Airport was presented as an opportunity to increase the flow of tourists and improve the economy in the area but three years after it started operations, only one airline is operating two flights per week to the terminal.
It has been announced that the Canadian airline Air Transat made 28 flights from Montreal and Toronto between December 2016 and March 2017.
The Nicaraguan Institute of Civil Aeronautics (INAC) told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that"... flights will start arriving from 19 December and will continue until March 2017. Tourists will mainly vacation in a beach hotel on the Nicaraguan Pacific."
The average amount spent per day by tourists during the second quarter was $44.9, just 2.4% more than in the same period in 2015.
From the report "Tourism Survey II quarter 2016," by the Central Bank:
The average stay of inbound tourism was 9.7 days in the second quarter, reflecting a variation of 13.8 percent year on year and -4.3 percent compared to the previous quarter.The average per capita daily spending by these visitors was $44.9, mainly influenced by expenditure on the part of tourists from North America and Other Regions.This represented a variation of 2.4 percent year on year and 4.4 percent from the previous quarter.
Three bills are being prepared to encourage construction of marinas and condominiums for tourism, and the promotion of sport fishing.
The initiative to reform the Law on Investments in Condominiums is being prepared by the union of construction, tourism and urbanization, and aims to "open the regime of condominiums up to tourism investment"in order to continue forming the basis of infrastructure necessary for the region to consolidate itself as tourism destination.
The continuous increase in the flow of tourists coming to the country explains some of the 10% growth seen in the hotels and restaurants sector up to June.
This growth in hotel activity is based on an increase in tourist arrivals, which in 2015 grew nearly by 5% compared to the previous year.Figures from the Monthly Index of Economic Activity by the Central Bank show that in the first half of the year the activity grew by 6.5% compared to the same period in 2015.
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