Tuesday, June 28, 2005

ICT campaign against the sexual exploitation of children

San Jose, Costa Rica (ICT) - With the purpose of making people aware so they denounce the cases of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of girls, boys and teenagers, the Costa Rican Tourist Board (ICT) designed and implemented a campaign to that end.

The campaign was launched in the month of December, last year and has been released in the written press, national newspapers and those of regional span, magazines, luminous advertising located at the Juan Santamaría International Airport and reinforcing material such as stickers and posters, among others in the Daniel Oduber airport and various places that are important for their visitation.

The campaign has been supported by institutions such as the Ministry of the Presidency, Ministry of Public Security, National Patronage for Infancy (PANI) and of course ICT.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

More flights will land in Liberia

Daniel Oduber Quiros International AirportSan Jose, Costa Rica (ICT) - More airlines are asking for authorization to land in that runway from the control tower of the Daniel Oduber Quiros airport of the city of Liberia, in the province of Guanacaste.

US Airways began with an increase of two frequencies since the past June 4th, while United Airlines is preparing its luggage to begin operations to that region starting by the end of the year.

To attend the increase in the demand for flights, the platform’s capacity to accommodate airplanes is being expanded and a runway is being constructed.

With the two new flights of US Airways, this airport will attend 22 operations per week. Three years ago only three flights were attended weekly.

Currently, the following airlines are flying to Liberia: Delta Airlines from Atlanta, American Airlines from Miami, Continental from Houston and US Airways coming from Charlotte.

In the case of United Airlines, its operations center will be the city of Chicago.

The increase of the frequencies to Guanacaste responds to the strong demand by tourists from Miami, declared Mauricio Chacón, market manager of US Airways.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Sixth national arts festival in Heredia 2005

San Jose, Costa Rica (ICT) - Encouraging the general public to take to the streets and experience art is the goal of the Sixth National Arts Festival in Heredia, 2005 to be carried out the coming June 18 - 26 at this province.

The epicentre of Costa Rica’s greatest and most important cultural party is the central park of the province of Heredia and its surroundings.

With a great technical display of lights, sound and platforms on such historical sites as the Kiosk, the Fortress, the House of Culture, the Prison, the Aula Magna of Heredia’s Lyceum and other beautiful patrimonial places, are to be concentrated during nine consecutive days with the best of the dance, the music, the theatre, the circus, folklore, the fine arts, as well as the Fourth International Poetry Festival, incorporated within the frame of the Sixth National Arts Festival in Heredia 2005.

Its 15 headquarters have been programmed with over one hundred shows for children, teenagers and adults, performed by some 3.000 artists from all of the national territory. These cultural activities will be offered before noon and up to almost midnight, that means 12 hours of uninterrupted art and totally for free.

A unique and innovative activity for this year will be the Arts Boulevard where entertainment and fun will be concentrated in 300 meters of the central avenue of the city of Heredia. These 300 meters are going to be available only for walkers since the road will be closed, to be inhabited exclusively by art and its public.

On this boulevard and during the nine days of the event, there will be parades and street shows with the music of bands and cimarronas, masquerades, circus acts, happenings and many other activities such as workshops and handicrafts’ exhibitions, to which the whole family is invited to participate.

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