Q TRAVEL – Setting its sights on more Italian tourists is only the beginning of Costa Rica’s Tourism Board, the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT), objective of increasing tourism from Europe.
In a statement, Mauricio Ventura, Minister of Tourism, stressed that the ICT has been working intensely to attract airlines that connect with the main markets – the United States and Europe.
Currently, scheduled direct flights between Europe and Costa Rica include British Airways (London), Air France (Paris), Condor (Frankfurt) and Iberia (Madrid). In October, KLM will resume its Amsterdam – San Jose direct flights.
This means that many Europeans, can reach their Costa Rica destination through connections in the aforementioned countries. Other options include transiting through the U.S., Panama, Colombia and Venezuela.
“Our positioning in this market is