Meetings and Events: Industry is Paddling Against the Tide

As a result of the reduction of the permitted capacity for meetings and events to be held in Costa Rica, businessmen of the sector will have to adjust their expenses and contain costs in a better way.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Costa Rican authorities informed that in order to contain the advance of the pandemic, during the rest of the month of May there will be a reduction in the permitted capacity for meetings and events.

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The news was not well received by industry entrepreneurs, as according to them, they have been one of the hardest hit sectors with the measures imposed to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

Alvaro Rojas, manager of the Costa Rica Convention Center told Crhoy.com that "... it is a situation that has hit us, like almost all the sectors, with the seriousness that it is not only an affectation that is limited to one week, but also for the future."

Rojas explained that in this context they will have to "...' readjust what is coming for the second half of the year. There is hope that for the second half of the year we will be able to resume higher capacity, since we expect an increase in the number of corporate events and meetings'."

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