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More Visitors for Costa Rica; Up 8% Over 2011

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From January to March this year, a total of 740,701 international tourists entered the country, an increase of 8%. North America continues as the main source of tourists for Costa Rica, followed by Central America, Europe, and South America.

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54,742 more tourists visited Costa Rica in First Quarter
From January to March this year, a total of 740,701 international tourists entered the country through all its ports, an increase of 8% (54,742 tourists more) compared to the same period of 2011. These figures correspond to the latest update and analysis of data released Wednesday by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).

January was the month that saw more international entries, with about 272,718 visits, a trend that has continued since 2007. In turn, 67% of arrivals that were posted were for the airway, 495,645 foreigners (total arrivals from Juan Santamaria Airport, Daniel Oduber and Tobias Bolanos).

For its part, North America continues emerging as the main source market of tourists to our country, followed by Central America, Europe and South America. With the exception of Europe, the regions mentioned showed a positive variation of 9.3% (North America), 10.6% (Central America) and 11.3% (South America), in number of tourists visiting the country . During 2011, Costa Rica received 2,195,960 international tourists, an increase of 4.6% (96,131 more tourists) in relation to 2010.

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