Business tourism could generate more than $ 250 million to the Costa Rican economy and attract about 100,000 tourists every year.
This is one of the estimates of the Costa Rica Convention Bureau, a private association of companies linked to the sector.
The economic benefit for the country as a result of this activity depends on the implementation of the National Convention Center, an infrastructure that would give Costa Rica the ability to simultaneously carry out several congresses in one place. To invest in this building would put Costa Rica in a better position to compete with the region to attract great events that take place around the world, as explained by Pablo Solano, executive director of the organization, Which promotes the country as an international destination to carry out this kind of events.
According to the Confederation of Professional Congress Organizers and Allied Workers of Latin America (COCAL), in the last decade, business tourism increased 50% in the region. This represented an average GDP income of 6.6%.