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Travel and Tourism in Costa Rica to 2021

Travel and Tourism in Costa Rica to 2021

Summary
Costa Rica’s travel and tourism sector saw another year of good growth in 2015. This was largely driven by the continued growth from its largest source market, the US. International arrivals rose by 5.3% in 2015, totaling 2.7 million. Most international travel is by air and the launch of new routes by airlines such as British Airways also supported growth.

Key Findings
China was the fastest growing source market of Costa Rica in 2015 with an increase of 29% over the previous year. Chinese tourists largely visit the country in their spring festival holidays, marking the start of Lunar New Year, and prefer to enjoy sports experiences such as waterfall abseiling, zip lining, and free-fall jumping on canopy tree tops.

Arrivals from Europe (three European countries rank among the top 10 source markets) to Costa Rica are expected to increase with the introduction of new routes. From November 2016, Air France will offer direct flights connecting San José (Costa Rica) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. In May 2016, British Airways launched a direct flight between Gatwick Airport in London and Costa Rica.

Synopsis
The report provides detailed market analysis, information, and insights, including:

Historic and forecast tourist volumes covering the entire Costa Rica’s Travel &Tourism sector

Detailed analysis of tourist spending patterns in Costa Rica for various categories, such as accommodation, sightseeing entertainment, foodservice, transportation, retail, travel intermediaries, and others

Analysis of trips by purpose and mode of transport, and expenditure across various categories including domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, with analysis using similar metrics

Analysis of the airline, hotel, car rental, and travel intermediaries industries by customer type – leisure and business travelers

Reasons To Buy
Make strategic business decisions using historic and forecast market data related to Costa Rica’s Travel & Tourism sector

Understand the demand-side dynamics within the industry to identify key market trends and growth opportunities

Direct the promotional efforts on most promising markets by identifying the key source and destination countries


Executive Summary
Introduction
Travel and Tourism Sector in Context
Domestic Tourism
Market summary and key developments in Costa Rica domestic tourism market
Historical and projected figures for domestic trips and domestic expenditure in Costa Rica
Domestic trips–trips by purpose of visit and by season, average length of trip and overnight stays
Inbound Tourism
Market summary and key developments in Costa Rica inbound tourism market
Historical and projected figures for inbound trips and inbound expenditure in Costa Rica
Tourist arrivals from top 10 countries to Costa Rica
Inbound trips–trips by purpose of visit and mode of transport
Inbound trips–average length of trip and overnight stays
Outbound Tourism
Market summary and key developments in Costa Rica outbound tourism market
Historical and projected figures for outbound trips and outbound expenditure in Costa Rica
Tourist departures to top 10 countries from Costa Rica
Outbound trips–trips by purpose of visit and mode of transport
Outbound trips–average length of trip and overnight stays
Airlines
Market summary and key developments in Costa Rica airlines industry
Revenues and seats sold in Costa Rica airlines market
Seats available, seats sold and load factor
Revenue per customer
Revenue generating passenger kilometers versus kilometers available
Competitive landscape
Hotels
Market summary and key developments in Costa Rica hotel industry
Revenues and RevPAR
Hotels: Number of rooms, room nights available and room nights occupied
Hotels: Occupancy rate, Number of guests by customer type
Airport Profiles
Market Data
Domestic tourism
Inbound tourism
Outbound tourism
Airlines
Hotels
Appendix
Travel and tourism sector definitions
List of Tables
Table 1: Domestic Trips - Overnight Stays, 2011–2021
Table 2: Average Length of Domestic Trip, 2011–2021
Table 3: Tourist Arrivals from Top 10 Countries, 2011–2021
Table 4: Inbound Trips - Overnight Stays, 2011–2021
Table 5: Average Length of Inbound Trip, 2011–2021
Table 6: Tourist Departures to Top 10 Countries, 2011–2021
Table 7: Outbound Trips - Overnight Stays, 2011–2021
Table 8: Average Length of Outbound Trip, 2011–2021
Table 9: Seats Available and Load Factor, 2011–2021
Table 10: Revenue per Customer (₡), 2011–2021
Table 11: Hotels-Room Occupancy Rates (%)
Table 12: Hotels: Number of Guests by Type of Customer, 2011–2021
Table 13: Number of Domestic Trips by Purpose, 2012–2021
Table 14: Domestic Trips – Overnight Stays, 2012–2021
Table 15: Total Domestic Tourism Expenditure by Category, 2012–2021
Table 16: Average Expenditure per Domestic Tourist by Category, 2012–2021
Table 17: International Arrivals by Region, 2012–2021
Table 18: International Arrivals by Purpose of Visit, 2012–2021
Table 19: International Arrivals by Mode of Transport, 2012–2021
Table 20: Inbound Trips – Overnight Stays, 2012–2021
Table 21: Total Inbound Tourism Expenditure by Category, 2012–2021
Table 22: Average Expenditure per Inbound Tourist by Category, 2012–2021
Table 23: International Departures by Region, 2012–2021
Table 24: International Departures by Purpose of Visit, 2012–2021
Table 25: International Departures by Mode of Transport, 2012–2021
Table 26: Outbound Trips – Overnight Stays, 2012–2021
Table 27: Total Outbound Tourism Expenditure by Category, 2012–2021
Table 28: Average Expenditure per Outbound Tourist by Category, 2012–2021
Table 29: Passenger Airlines – Key Performance Indicators, 2012–2021
Table 30: Hotels – Key Performance Indicators, 2012–2021
Table 31: Total Hotel Revenue, 2012–2021
Table 32: Number of Guests by Customer Type, 2012–2021
List of Figures
Figure 1: Domestic trips, 2011–2021
Figure 2: Domestic expenditure, 2011–2021
Figure 3: Domestic Tourism by Purpose of Visit, 2011–2021
Figure 4: Number of Trips by Season – Domestic & Outbound, 2016
Figure 5: Inbound Trips, 2011–2021
Figure 6: Inbound Expenditure, 2011–2021
Figure 7: Inbound Tourism by Purpose of Visit, 2011–2021
Figure 8: International Arrivals by Mode of Transport, 2011–2021
Figure 9: Outbound Trips, 2011–2021
Figure 11: Outbound Expenditure, 2011–2021
Figure 11: Outbound Trips by Purpose of Visit, 2011–2021
Figure 12: International Departures by Mode of Transport, 2011–2021
Figure 13: Revenues of Airlines Industry, 2011–2021
Figure 14: Seats Sold in Airlines Industry, 2011–2021
Figure 15: Seats Sold by Customer Type (‘000), 2011–2021
Figure 16: Revenue Generating Passenger Kilometers, versus Kilometers Available
Figure 17: Passenger Airlines: Company Market Share by Total Number of Passengers Carried (%), 2016
Figure 18: Revenues of Hotel Industry, 2011–2021
Figure 19: Room Nights Available and Revenue per Available Room, 2011–2021
Figure 20: Number of Rooms in Hotels, 2011–2021
Figure 21: Hotels-Nights Available versus Room Nights Occupied (‘000)

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