For tourism companies interested in Latin America’s hottest destination, the Costa Rica travel trade-mart – Expotur 2015 – is an opportunity to build business relationships with Costa Rica’s hotels, tour companies and travel agencies.
Costa Rica’s biggest tourism fair will be held May 7 to 10, 2015 at the Wyndham Herradura Hotel in San José, the capital city of Costa Rica.
“Expotur is the main showcase of the Costa Rica tourist industry to the world,” said Daniel Chavarria, board member of Pro-Imagen and Futuropa that market Costa Rica globally. “Costa Rica is an important travel destination. For instance, more than 45% of international destination weddings coming to Central America come to Costa Rica.”
For 10 years in a row Costa Rica has been the hottest destination in Latin America, according to Travel Weekly, and the Central American country was once again named the Happiest Country in the World this year. More than 2.5 million tourists traveled to Costa Rica in 2014, as reported by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT).
For Horizontes Nature Tours in Costa Rica, Expotur has been a tradition for more than three decades. The Costa Rica travel agency got its start the same year as Expotur – 31 years ago; and over the years, both have grown with Costa Rica’s tourism demand.
“We consider that Expotur has great potential, and it gives us opportunities to create new business and maintain our presence,” commented Adolfo Vargas, e-commerce manager for Horizontes Nature Tours. “We also take advantage of the fair to find new products in hotels and tours in Costa Rica.”
Representatives of 393 tourism companies, so far, from 29 countries will attend the trade fair portion of the event on May 7 and 8, according to the ICT. On May 9 and 10, the tourism fair will be open to the public. Costa Rican hotels, tour companies and travel agencies will display their products and services hoping to attract local tourists with special prices and packages. ICT officials said this year there will be particular emphasis placed on cultural and rural tourism.
Being Costa Rica travel experts for 31 years, Horizontes is a leading travel agency in Costa Rica. Eco-tourism is at the heart of the company’s foundation, and they are certified in Sustainable Tourism. For travel plans to Costa Rica, contact Horizontes Nature Tours.
Article by Shannon Farley