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Costa Rica welcomes a new minister of tourism

Maria Amalia Revelo Raventos has been selected the new Tourism Minister of Costa Rica by Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the President of the country. Raventos brings more than 40 years of experience and knowledge of the tourism sector in Costa Rica, and she will be responsible for the development of new local destinations and products, promoting local companies, and strengthening projects between the public and private sector.

Costa Rica welcomes a new minister of tourism

The new President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has appointed a new Tourism Minister for the country. Amalia Revelo Raventos has taken over the role, bringing with her more than 40 years of experience in the tourism industry.

Raventos has held several roles in the public and private sectors in Costa Rica. She was previously the deputy manager and marketing director at the Costa Tourism Board, where she implemented key marketing initiatives to promote the nation globally. Prior to her new role, Raventos was the commercial director at Aeris Holding, where she managed to the development of new flight routes and helped attract new airlines to San Jose’s Juan Santamaría International Airport, and Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quiros Airport.

In her new role as Tourism Minister, she will help promote medium and small businesses in the tourism sector; develop new local destinations and products; and strengthen relationships between the public and private sectors. Sustainability will be at the forefront of her actions in her new role.

Last year, Costa Rica received a total of 76,173 UK tourists, which was a 6.7 percent compared to 2016. The UK continues to be Costa Rica’s largest source market in Europe, followed by Germany, France, and Spain.

Costa Rica is one of the greenest countries in the world, and it is home to magnificent natural landscapes. The Central American nation is a hotspot for adventure-seekers and nature lovers thanks to its abundant wildlife. Travellers can take part in exhilarating activities such as climbing up volcanoes, zip lining through tropical cloud forests, hiking through lush jungles, and surfing on two coastlines that face both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Costa Rica’s capital San Jose is a vibrant city that has become a popular tourist destination for global travellers. The city offers fantastic attractions such as El Teatro Nacional, Mercado Central market, the Gold Museum, the Costa Rica National Museum, and the Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

The country has strict environmental protection policies and it is home to almost six percent of the world’s biodiversity. It has more than 800 miles of coastline, and 25 percent of Costa Rica is protected with 22 national parks, 12 biological reserves, 10 wildlife reserves, and eight forest reserves that are home to diverse animals including white-headed capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths, red eye tree frogs, tapirs, toucans, and ocelots.

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