7.3% Increase in Tourist Arrivals in Costa Rica

The first half of the year saw the entry of 1,285,599 visitors, up 7.3% compared to the same period in 2011.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The airports have the largest number of admissions, 856,672, followed by arrivals by land, 422,316, according to the Directorate General of Immigration.

"While most of the revenue continues to be reported by Juan Santamaria International Airport (655,530 tourists) what stands out is a growth of 26% in the number of tourist arrivals at Daniel Oduber in Liberia, with respect to 2011. 'Nearly 70% of international arrivals were by air. If a comparison is made by months in the years 2011-2102 you can see that there is constant growth ', said a report from the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism", according to Elfinancierocr.com.

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Guatemala: Slight Increase in Tourism

September 2012

As of July 1, 069, 805 visitors have entered the country, 2.3% more than in the same period in 2011.

According to the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (Intur), during the same period, the amount of foreign exchange recorded increased by 1.4%, with $784 million coming in.

Tourism Grows in Panama

April 2012

The influx of tourists in the first two months of the year increased by 5.7% with the entry of 429,073 visitors.

The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) reported that in early 2012, some 429,073 visitors entered the country, 23,145 more people than in the same period last year, which is a growth of 5.7%.

Bittersweet Tourist Numbers in Costa Rica

August 2011

Despite growth in visitation and spending figures, reported stays in 2010 fell by 14% compared to the figures from the period before the crisis.

The tourism sector also takes into account other variables, such as the absolute number of visitors, to determine the growth of the activities.

Costa Rica's tourism retains its shine

July 2008

Tourist arrivals in Costa Rica grew by 12.5 percent over last year during the first half of the year.

The Tourism Chamber said in a prepared statement that in the first six months of 2008 just over 1 million tourists arrived by air, an increase of almost 90,000 over the first half of 2007.

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