Costa Rica Tourism Up 9 percent in 2010 vs 2009
According to the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT), revenues from tourism accounted for
6.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009 and over 7 percent in 2007 and 2008. In the last three years, earnings from tourism have averaged around $2 billion.
Through September of this year, the ICT reports that an estimated 1.6 million people have visited Costa Rica in 2010, a 9 percent increase over the same period in 2009.