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Costa Rica receives 1.2 million tourists in first half of year. Year-on-year increase of 6.5 percent beats forecast

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

\ During the first six months of the year, Costa Rica received 1.2 million international tourists admitted for all ports.\ \ This corresponds to a 6.5 percent increase over that recorded in the first half of the last four years and forecast growth of the World Tourism Organization are between 4 and 5 percent. Of all tourists who entered the first half, 806,000 arrived by air, including 647,000 at the Juan Santamaría airport in San José and 158,000 at the Daniel Oduber International airport in Liberia, Guanacaste.\ \ 'These figures are encouraging and make us as government to continue working hard to raise as much as possible stay and average spending of visitors to Costa Rica,' said the tourism minister, Allan Flores.\ \ Original source: Inside Costa Rica\ \ \ \