Costa Rica tourism to growth by 8 or 9%

The National Chamber of Tourism in Costa Rica expects that the sector will grow between 8 and 9% this year, an increase which as been labeled as "satisfactory" in an environment of financial crisis at the world level.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The president of Canatur, Gonzalo Vargas, said that "its is not the same as the growth rate in 2007 (11%), but taking current conditions into consideration, having a growth rate of 8 o 9% is more than satisfactory." The businessman added that tourism at the world level has been growing at an average of 2%, which is why he was happy that Costa Rica is going to obtain a rate that "is 3 or 4 times higher than the global average.

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