Saturday, September 10, 2005

Central America will be promoted in Europe

The Central American Tourism Council announced it will strengthen the promotion of the Isthmus as an attractive tourist destination in Europe.

To support the Central American brand and its tourist attractions marketing actions will be implemented, including a greater direct contact with tourist operators, travel agencies and the media.

A stronger participation of Central America in tourist fairs as the World Fair will be furthered.

According to data recently published in the year 2004, a total of 5.7 million tourists visited Central America, 15% more than the 4.9 million visiting the region in 2003. European visitors in 2004 were around 640,000 while for 2003 this figure was 560,700.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Tortuguero’s environmental richness is acknowledged

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchling at Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. (Photo:Kevin Shafer/Getty Images)During the celebration of the National Parks Day Tortuguero’s environmental richness was acknowledged.

Also that same day two agreements were subscribed in order to count with the resources for management of the green turtles and to consolidate a geographical information system allowing the location of each of the areas in Tortuguero.

These agreements have as goal the conservation of the ecosystem’s biodiversity.

The Tortuguero National Park is located on the Caribbean Coast, province of Limon, approximately 80 km northeast of the city of Limon.

It’s the most important area, on the Caribbean’s west side, since the green turtle comes here to spawn. Other marine turtle species, such as the leatherback and the hawksbill come too.

There are many lagoons and canals crossing the park. They are navigable and are habitat of many crocodiles, turtles, manatees, crabs and 52 species of river fish.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Three new flights to Liberia, Guanacaste

American Airlines and Continental Airlines will offer three new flights whose destination is the city of Liberia’s airport, on the province of Guanacaste, starting on the coming month of December.

Continental Airlines will offer a non-stop flight service from New Jersey, United States, while American Airlines is offering two flights in the Dallas-Liberia route.

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