Research and Markets: Travel and Tourism in Costa Rica to 2018

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Travel and Tourism in Costa Rica to 2018" report to their offering.

The first National Tourism Fair of Costa Rica, aimed at encouraging domestic tourism, was held in San José in November 2013. Around 45 domestic companies participated in the event, including tour operators, theme park agents, car rental companies, hosting companies, and rural tourism operators. Domestic tourism packages and destinations were promoted, increasing the competitiveness and quality of services offered.

The government is also expanding Juan Santamaría International Airport at a cost of US$18 million by building two additional boarding gates to help accommodate an additional 260,000 passengers annually. The airport will also be remodeled with the construction of a hangar and other auxiliary facilities at a cost of US$34 million. These activities began in November 2013. The hangar will be located 150m from the runway and will have the capacity to house six Boeing 757-300 planes.

Investment in Costa Rica's hospitality industry is increasing at a healthy pace. For example, Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of its Sheraton San José hotel with 172 rooms in July 2013, and Hyatt Hotels opened a five-star property, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, in Guanacaste with 127 rooms in December 2013.

UK-based car rental company Green Motion announced the sale of its franchise in Costa Rica in August 2013. The franchise will be run by Toyota Rent a Car. Green Motion Costa Rica will offer vehicle rentals from eight locations, including Alajuela International Airport and Liberia International Airport.

According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness 2013 report, the country's lack of cultural sites weakens its competitiveness in terms of attracting international tourists. However, tour operators have started to create cultural tour packages based on modern Tico culture. Tour operators are also focusing on chocolate and coffee tours, and cookery classes.

Key Topics Covered

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Travel and Tourism Sector In Context
  3. Country Fact Sheet
  4. Tourism Flows
  5. Airlines
  6. Hotels
  7. Car Rental
  8. Travel Intermediaries
  9. Tourism Board Profile
  10. Airport Profiles
  11. Company Profiles - Airlines
  12. Company Profiles - HOTELS
  13. Company Profiles - Car Rental
  14. Company Profiles - Travel Intermediaries
  15. Market Data Analysis
  16. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Avis Rent a Car Costa Rica
  • Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Costa Rica
  • Best Western Hotels Costa Rica
  • Budget Car Rental Costa Rica
  • Copa Airlines Costa Rica
  • Costa Rican Vacations
  • Dollar Rent A Car Costa Rica
  • Hertz Rent-a-Car Costa Rica
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts Costa Rica
  • InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Costa Rica
  • Lineas Aereas Costarricenses
  • Marriott Hotels Costa Rica
  • Sixt Rent a Car Costa Rica
  • Travel Excellence
  • United Airlines Costa Rica
  • Vesatours
  • Viajes Camino del Sol

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Sector: Travel and Tourism


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Travel and Tourism