Costa Rica Tourism: Regulatory Commission Does Not Work

The Tourism Regulatory Commission has not managed to meet since the month of May, which creates uncertainty and could lead to negative economic implications for the country.

Monday, September 8, 2014

From a statement from CANATUR and the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH):

Chambers in tourism sector demand that the Ministry of Economy convene the Tourism Regulatory Commission

• Regulatory Commission is indispensable for complying with tourist contracts signed by the ICT with investors who decided to develop projects in the country.
• Chambers warn that lack of management could have multi million dollar implications for the ICT and the Central Government.

Monday 08 September 2014. CANATUR and the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH), asked Welmer Ramos, Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Tourism, for immediate intervention to convene the Tourism Regulatory Commission.

The letter, signed by Pablo Abarca and Heriberto Gustavo Araya, head of CANATUR and CCH, respectively, are trying, through guidance and coordination of the Minister of the MEIC -as the governing body of tourism- according to Executive Order 38536-MP-PLAN, to provide Wilhelm von provide Breymann, Executive President of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), with the necessary tools to convene this Commission.

"Since the month of May they have not been able to convene the Regulatory Commission despite the appointment of ombudsmen, who were duly sworn in by the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís," said Paul Heriberto Abarca, Hierarch of CANATUR.



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