More Ticos Than Ever Are Travelling Abroad, Survey Reveals

The departures level of the Juan Santamaria – San Jose – International airport.
Q COSTA RICA – The numbers are in, low airfares, the arrival of low-cost airlines and stable dollar exchange rate, has resulted in more Costa Ricans (Ticos) are travelling abroad.
According to the information provided by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – the Costa Rican Tourism Board, and the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (immigration service), in 2015, some 15% more Ticos travelled abroad over the previous year, for a total of 918,000 departures.
In 2016, the number departures slightly passed the one million mark, representing a 13% increase over 2015.
For its part, the Banco Central (Central Bank) measures the Tico spending abroad for travel at US$534 million in 2015, a growth of

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