Expotur is an annual event organized by the Costa Rican Association of Tourism Professionals (ACOPROT) to bring together tourism representatives all over the globe to showcase an extended variety of top quality tourism products and services. ACOPROT made promotional trips in three continents to search for representatives and companies interested in what is being offered.
The organizers are hoping to entice more than 300 representatives from 30 countries to attend this event. The program is held to give opportunities to companies to promote itself for it to be known in the international tourism market. For two consecutive days, everyone is given a chance to negotiate with international buyers in personal encounters.
Unlike the previous years, Expotur 2012 which will be held on May 9-11, is designed to attract a string of meetings and conventions to be held in Costa Rica for it to be considered as the top business convention destination. As stated by Yadira Simon, president of (ACOPROT), Costa Rica has adequate infrastructure that can accommodate and provide a first-class convention center and service.
Measured up with ecotourism, which is for pleasure and relaxation, business tourism has a greater potential since convention organizers who are satisfied with the event outcome are likely to become regular clients and bring in more people. Also, compared to its counterpart, business tourism is not heavily affected by seasonal changes; rather it benefits from it since convention and event organizers prefer the low season in order to reduce travel and accommodation expenditure.
A: Convention Center of the Ramada Herradura Plaza Hotel
T: (506) 2280-5375 Ext: 223