Costa Rica TV spot competes in World Tourism Organization contest
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Costa Rica TV spot competes in World Tourism Organization contest

L. Arias - September 8, 2015

The singing sloths and sea turtles from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT)'s TV spot are attracting not only tourists but also international recognition. The ad is a finalist in a first-ever…

Costa Rican sloths promote tourism at Los Angeles building
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Costa Rican sloths promote tourism at Los Angeles building

L. Arias - August 27, 2015

A billboard ad displaying a Costa Rican sloth surprised workers this week at 3333 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The ad also caught the attention of…

Costa Rica rises in global ranking of travel, tourism competitiveness
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Costa Rica rises in global ranking of travel, tourism competitiveness

L. Arias - May 9, 2015

Costa Rica ranks among the top tourism economies in Latin America, according to the results of a report released this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country ranked…

Costa Rica’s biggest tourism fair brings together reps from 29 countries
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Costa Rica’s biggest tourism fair brings together reps from 29 countries

L. Arias - April 17, 2015

Representatives of a total of 393 tourism companies will gather in Costa Rica next month looking for business opportunities here during Expotur 2015, the country's biggest tourism…

Costa Rican flora on display at world fair in Germany
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Costa Rican flora on display at world fair in Germany

L. Arias - January 29, 2015

A group of 11 Costa Rican companies from the export sector of plants, flowers and foliage this week are displaying their products at the International Trade Fair…

Upbeat outlook for Costa Rica tourism, as visitors, revenue up in 2014
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Upbeat outlook for Costa Rica tourism, as visitors, revenue up in 2014

L. Arias - January 22, 2015

Tourism Ministry officials on Thursday reported that revenues from Costa Rica's travel sector last year totaled $2.6 billion, an 8.3 percent increase over the $2.4 billion registered…

Singing animals will ‘save the Americans’ (and the Canadians) in a new Costa Rica tourism ad campaign
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Singing animals will ‘save the Americans’ (and the Canadians) in a new Costa Rica tourism ad campaign

L. Arias - December 12, 2014

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) on Thursday presented a new advertising campaign to draw tourists from the U.S. and Canada starting on Dec. 17. The campaign's messages were…

Guess who tops US searches for ‘most popular vacation destinations’ on Bing…
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Guess who tops US searches for ‘most popular vacation destinations’ on Bing…

L. Arias - December 2, 2014

Microsoft’s search engine Bing on Monday released its annual list of search trends for 2014, and Costa Rica tops the list for “most popular vacation destination among…

Costa Rica tourism chamber lobbies against bill that would redirect funds from Tourism Board to conservation areas
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Costa Rica tourism chamber lobbies against bill that would redirect funds from Tourism Board to conservation areas

L. Arias - October 23, 2014

Leaders of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) on Tuesday told members of the Legislative Assembly’s Environmental Commission that they oppose a bill that would reduce by 50 percent the…

Costa Rican food producers look for new buyers at international fairs
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Costa Rican food producers look for new buyers at international fairs

L. Arias - October 22, 2014

Costa Rican food producers are promoting their goods at two international fairs this week in hopes of finding new markets and buyers. Ten Costa Rican agricultural companies…