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LatinNews Daily - 11 November 2021

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In brief: Costa Rica optimistic on tourism recovery

* Costa Rica’s tourism institute (ICT), a government body, has released new figures which show that tourist arrivals to the country via air in October 2021 totalled 91,292 - 67% of the amount received in October 2019 before the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic struck. The same figures show that in the first ten months of 2021, tourist arrivals via air totalled 927,482 of which most (647,765) were from the US, followed by Spain (31,444); Mexico (27,917); France (29,290); and Switzerland (14,092). In the first ten months of 2021, Costa Rica received 978,676 tourists in total. While these figures are still below pre-pandemic levels, ICT remained optimistic of further recovery due to the fact that the high tourism season is traditionally in November and December.