Costa Rica: Expotur to Take Place in May 2017

At the tourism fair to be held on May 11 and 12 it is expected that 5000 business meetings will take place between local businessmen and 290 representatives of 200 wholesalers from 34 countries.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The 32nd Expotur, Costa Rica's main tourism exchange forum, will be held from May 11 to 12 this year at the Centro Kölbi Viva Park in La Guacima, Alajuela.

From a statement issued by Expotur:

This May 11 and 12, during Expotur, around 5 thousand business meetings will take place, between 290 local tourism entrepreneurs and 200 representatives of wholesalers from 34 countries, who will be encouraging tourists to visit Costa Rica. The Sustainable Tourism Exchange of Costa Rica, will be held at the Centro Kölbi Viva Park in La Guácima, Alajuela.

In the 2017 edition, Expotur will be showcasing different market niches, especially those into which the country has diversified as a destination.  In addition, the Costa Rican Association of Tourism Professionals (ACOPROT) has reiterated its commitment to maintain this fair as the first sustainable tourism exchange forum in the region.

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