New Flights Contribute to Costa Rica’s Boost in Tourism

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2017 Ssang Yong Korando Automatic — Ready for the Holidays

( — November 12, 2016) Alajuela, Alajuela — International flights from European financial centers are boosting Costa Rica’s annual tourism revenue to over $3 billion.

Air France (Paris), British Airways (London), Condor (Frankfurt and Munich), Iberia (Madrid), and Thomson’s (Gatwick), have already started direct flights to Costa Rica earlier this year.  Edelweiss, a member of Lufthansa Group, will initiate a new direct route from Zurich to San José on May 9th of next year, making it the seventh, non-stop flight to Costa Rica to date.

The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) released recent data focusing on the tourism growth originating from the United Kingdom. More than 50,102 UK travelers visited the country between January and August of this year; a 55.7 percent increase compared to last year’s figures.

Costa Rica’s minister of tourism, Mauricio Ventura Aragon was quoted at the World Travel Market in London on November 9th as saying, “We are looking at an average increase of 10-15 percent in visitor numbers.”

More visitors to this small nation equals less available rental cars and thus, increased rates for those unlucky to have waited too long to book a car.

The shared fleet of Vamos Rent-A-Car and their sister company, Poas Rent A Car, is nearly doubling by the addition of eighty-nine, 2017 models to meet the higher demand for rental vehicles this holiday season and beyond.

“Results from our online satisfaction survey and TripAdvisor reviews have been very positive regarding the Korandos, which is why we’re adding fifty-five additional models since our initial expansion of the standard car category back in December of last year,” said Alex Villalobos, operations manager for Vamos Rent-A-Car.

Beginning November 25th through December 9th, Vamos furthers their “Happy Experiences, More Smiles” campaign with a seasonal “Black Friday & Beyond” sale, discounting their rental rates by 20 percent.  For more information, rates and availability, visit their website or call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada.

About Vamos Rent-A-Car

Vamos Rent-A-Car is a reliable, successful and growing car rental company with offices located conveniently close to both San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR) International Airports. We offer safe and dependable 4x4s, plus other vehicle categories, from our growing fleet of 117 vehicles; all at competitive rates and supported by our personalized customer service. Looking for an alternative to the corporate franchises? We know what customers expect and we deliver! “Rent Local. Rent with Vamos and $ave.”

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