Costa Rica’s Tourism Offerings Will be on Display Tomorrow at Expotur.
Expotur XXIV, the most important tourism fair in Costa Rica, will take place on Tues., May 13 through Thurs., May 15 in the Hotel Plaza Ramada Herradura Expected to show up are 219 representatives from 140 companies in the tourism industry from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, Israel, Spain, France and Asia. Of these companies, 45 will be visiting Costa Rica for the first time. They will be given the opportunity to set up meetings with the 270 business representatives from Costa Rica and Central America to form alliances and contracts to promote tourism to the area.
The fair, which is put on annually by the Tourism Professionals Association of Costa Rica (Acoprot), already expects to see more than 8,500 business meetings between the attendees to seal business contracts for tourism in the region. The foreign visitors will then market Costa Rica Tours, hotels and services in their respective countries, mostly in the form of package deals. For example, a golf tourism company from Europe may want to speak with Playa Conchal and the Four Seasons to organize trips to the hotels and golf facilities.
The event will also be marked by the launching of the first ever virtual satellite tourist Map of Costa Rica. This new product will be available to guests on DVD and GPS and will allow users to locate more than 4,000 tourist companies throughout Costa Rica.
Seminars will be held during the three days of events about key themes in the Costa Rican tourism industry such as medical tourism, adventure tourism and the design of new, innovative products. Guests from other countries will also have the opportunity to visit key tourist destinations on tours to the Caribbean and the Central and Southern Pacific Coast before and after the conference.
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|Written by Claire Saylor|
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Filed under: Business on May 12th, 2008