Costa Rica was in Toronto last week and an intimate but lively reception at VoX International was the perfect opportunity to meet, and spend some time with Minister of Tourism William Rodriguez Lopez and Consul General Jorge Umana Vargas.
The Minister – no stranger to Toronto – he spent his honeymoon here, had been up early that morning appearing live on the Global Television morning show, but showed no signs of fatigue and was eager to expound on the wonders of what he described as a, “hot destination for Canadians,” noting that Canadian visitors last month equalled the number of Canadian visitors to Costa Rica in August 2019.
In conversations with the Minister and the Consul General we learned that the cruise market is strong and growing stronger, that the luxury market is growing – new hotels include a Ritz Carlton.
Well known for its bio-diversity and eco-tourism, Costa Rica’s appeal ranges across the spectrum. From Boomers to Gen X, families, couples and singles all enjoy the beaches, culture, cuisine, adventure and experiences the country has to offer.
Costa Rica is also encouraging Canadians to visit by offering those who wish live and work in the country a three-month temporary ‘Digital Nomad’ visa. The Visa can also be extended for over a year for those who wish to stay longer.
And getting there has never been more convenient for Canadians with flights from Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and a significant schedule from Transat.
First published at Travel Industry Today
First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News