Costa Rica seeks to enhance air connectivity to the US

    Costa Rica plans (06-Aug-2018) to invest in enhancing sustainable tourism in the country over the next four years. Among priorities, the promotion of small and medium sized companies while strengthening the joint work between the public and private sector. Emphasis will also be on the development of new local destinations and products with a special focus on culture and gastronomy. Costa Rica also has new convention centre and is determined to position Costa Rica as an attractive destination for the MICE industry. Efforts of attracting new flight routes to the country from North America are also on the agenda. Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism Maria Amalia Revelo stated: “The North American market remains the main generator of tourists to the country with nearly 1.3 million annual visitors and a prospect market potential estimate of more than 20 million visitors… I will place special emphasis on the United States, as it is very important that we strengthen the relationship with the airlines that come from that region”. [more – original PR]