Costa Rica Tourism Continues to Increase
Receiving more than 30 awards from an array of international publications in 2014, Costa Rica has been named (over and over) as one of the top tourism destinations in the world. Offering those traveling to Costa Rica endless outdoor activities and relaxation from canopy tours and horse backing riding to ethereal hot springs and pristine beaches. Costa Rica continues to improve its efforts to remain one of the top countries for tourism.
Listed as one of last year’s most amazing destinations, according to CNN, and as a destination to visit in 2015, according to the British Guardian newspaper, Costa Rica was also ranked in the top ten best adventures destinations for 2015 by National Geographic.
The New York Times dedicated a full page to Costa Rica, naming it as one of the best-selling destinations for US tourists in 2015, according to the Daily News, and other newspapers. Wilhelm von Breymann, Costa Rica’s Tourism Minister, acknowledges the fact that the multiple prestigious recognitions by international media highlighting the country’s assets in the area of tourism, strengthen the competitiveness of Costa Rica as a top international travel destination.
“The destination has maintained the competitive advantage it has developed through its sustainable tourism model, natural attractions protected by law, access to the attractions, the development of business concepts to offer quality products, hotel capacity, air connectivity and many other factors,” says von Breymann,
Also highlighted in the long list of accolades for Costa Rica tourism, is the fact that Costa Rica offers the world’s best holiday experience, and was recognized as the most recommended holiday destination by the Global Tourism Monitor Survey. Costa Rica has also been described as one of the top destinations for a family vacation, ranking among the eight best places for family trips in Central and South America, according to US News & World Report. Travel Weekly magazine’s “Readers Choice Awards” named Costa Rica the Best Destination in Central / South America.
Costa Rica’s Tourism Minister stressed that the many accolades and high profile recognition should serve as a precedent for the tourism industry. The country aims to continue to ensure high-quality customer service, tourism product innovation and the development of sustainable tourism.
“The reality is that competition is increasing, so we need to double our efforts to develop new products and cultural options, to improve the services we offer and consolidate the road to innovation that will add quality to the destination as a whole. That is our line of work and it is in that direction that we are focusing the efforts needed from both government and private sector,” stated von Breymann.