Bumpy Roads Ahead in Costa Rica Tourism

There is no handbook on how to deal with this – we are in uncharted territory. In Skift’s recent Travel Tourism Industry newsletter, Seth Borko provides an overview of where North American travellers are currently at in regards to future travel.

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June Stats: Is a Rebound Underway?

The June stats from ICT were released this week, and things are looking a bit better than they did last month. Is a rebound underway? While we wouldn’t presume to read too much into a single slice of a statistical report, the numbers suggest a possible end to what many see as a recessive trend,…

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Booking.com Wants More Money

It looks like Booking.com wants more money. In a game-changing move, Booking.com is notifying hotels around the world that it will begin charging them commissions on resort fees, as well as other fee-based services, such as for Wi-Fi, cleaning, pet, gym, parking, etc.

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How Was Your May? Some Hotels Report Sharp Drops

Reports are coming in from different places all over the country about the month of May being really weak on occupancy and overall business. Information is coming from hotels, inbound Costa Rica travel agencies, transport providers and tour operators alike. This all comes as a surprise given the first quarter of 2019 was quite strong…

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Are Costa Rican airlines still safe to fly?

According to a press release yesterday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Costa Rica does not comply with the safety standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). As a result of this recent assessment, Costa Rica has been downgraded to a category 2.

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Will a US travel recession affect Costa Rica?

There are worrying signs about where worldwide demand is headed, and evidence suggests that the U.S. is poised for a slowdown across every travel category. As U.S. travellers continue to be the most frequent visitors to Costa Rica, we could be negatively affected by their situation.

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Costa Rica Tourism up 6.9% in Q1 of 2019

Graph: Costa Tourism up 6.9% in First Quarter of 2019

The Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT) has released the monthly report of international arrivals covering March, 2019. Among other stats, it shows Costa Rica Tourism up 6.9% in Q1. Our colleagues at ClickAss Tourism Marketing have summarized the numbers in this handy infographic:   Data source: ICT, via Facebook

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