Costa Rica: Tourism in 2010

In 2009, the arrival of international tourists dropped 9%, while domestic ones 15%. 2010 should be better.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The recovery will only be felt in the second half of the year, even though since November 2009 most statistics are showing a trend shift from negative to positive.

An article in analyzes the subject, with opinions from tourism entrepreneurs and institutions. Among them, Javier Barquero, general manager of Amapola Hotel, said he is confident that "the international tourist sector will grow in 2010, with more European and U.S. travelers".

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Costa Rica: Touristic Projects Drop 92%

October 2009

Tourism projects in the northern province of Guanacaste have diminished 92% since December 2008.

This steep drop was reported by Mauricio Céspedes, director of the Tourism Chamber of Guanacaste, who added that of all the scheduled projects, only one was developed, a hotel complex by Spanish group Rui.

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