Costa Rica Travel News – The ICT, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, is attempting to attract new airlines during an international fair called World Routes 2013 that took place in Vegas from October 5-8. 300 airlines from around the world were present.
Allan Flores, the Tourism Minister, said that the ICT’s goal was to “create new linkages with global airlines to strengthen and facilitate the development of new routes.”
They will have face to face contact with those involved in developing air routes.
Flores hopes that developing air services will increase tourism in Costa Rica and Central America. The ICT’s marketing director called the event “an essential part of tourism” and said that it will increase “the number of seats available to our country.”
Airlines that attend the event included KLM, United, Air France, British Airways, Air Asia, American, and Lufthansa. Representatives from both of Costa Rica’s airports were in attendance at this prestigious event featuring 3,000 high-level delegates from 100 countries.
This should have a lasting effect on Costa Rica’s main economic industry, tourism. They currently receive 2.1 million tourists annually, which generates $2 billion a year.