Costa Rica Hosts Assembly of Convention Organizers

Some 250 businesspeople dedicated to the planning of conventions will participate in the meeting in San José from the 10th to the 14th of March.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 publishes: "Leonel Bonilla, President of the Asociación de Organizadores Profesionales de Congresos y Afines de Costa Rica (ADOCA), affirmed, 'this assembly brings great benefits to the country; it represents the largest showcase in Latin America for the exposure of the area as a headquarters destination for conventions and related events.'"

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The Competition for Convention Tourism

May 2012

The countries of the region are compete for organizing events and conferences whose participants spend on average $1,200 per day.

Panama, Colombia and Costa Rica are building new convention centers to be opened in 2014, a major effort that aims to achieve a good slice of the cake that is convention tourism.

Honduras to Host Conference Organizers Assembly

February 2012

From 12th to 16th the country will host the XXIX Congress of the Federation of Conference Organizers and Allies of Latin America.

Under the theme "New trends in the conference industry: the challenge of finding opportunity in changing markets," the event will take place in the city of San Pedro Sula, according to the National Chamber of Tourism of Honduras (Canaturh).

Panama Looks to Convention Tourism

October 2010

The Tourism Authority has already signed about 20 agreements for events between 2011 and 2012.

Some of the events taking place are the Latin American Congress of Social Networks, the Parliamentary Assembly, the Regional Congress of Amway, the annual meeting of businessmen and the World Economic Forum.

Central America Aims for Conventions Tourism

April 2010

Tourism businessmen created the Central America Bureu to promote the region as a business tourism destination.

Roberto Robles, director of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (Inguat), explained that CAB will ‘simplify, foster and promote the regional integration of policies and activities to strengthen this industry’.

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