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Costa Rica Winning In U.K.

World Travel Market 2011 Best Stand Design

Costa Rica World Travel Market 2011The World Travel Market 2011 held in London, UK  is an annual event that is focused on global travel industry. Participants and visitors from the travel industry, governments and the international media all converge on London  to see what is new, what suppliers are offering and to negotiate business contracts.

This years event, despite difficult economic conditions worldwide, resulted in a 5% increase in attendance. In addition to this increase, exhibitor invitations were up 14%, reflecting an increase in those who participated in the invite-only day permitting exhibitors to discuss and negotiate with suppliers and those with whom they do business with.

Exhibitor Booth Competition Fierce

In addition to an opportunity to do business, the show bestows honors on its participant booths. The exhibition stands are recognized for their design, quality of staff , innovation and ambiance. This year Costa Rica joined the prestigious group of exhibitors including Slovania, Poland, Kerala and Ireland. The judges were from Reed Travel Exhibitions, Tram Research, Whippet, Face-Marketing Social Media and ECommerce, and Exhibition News. With stiff competition the judges were able to agree on the winners, providing that the quality and innovation of the stands is being raised from year to year.

Costa Rica was recognized for the category of  Best Stand Design. The stand, provided by the Costa Rica Tourism Board, combined the sounds of the rainforest, music and “sense of Costa Rica the moment you stepped into the stand”. Appealing to all the senses, the stand introduced Costa Rica in its true form to those who wanted to know more about the destination.

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Costa Rica has infused millions of dollars into marketing its country as a tourist destination. With so many vying for that tourist dollar, receiving such an honor by the World Travel Market panel  gives Costa Rica that extra edge when it comes to attracting visitors and those in the travel industry. It’s time to plan and book a vacation in Costa Rica, and experience the senses of Costa Rica Pura Vida!

Photo courtesy of the World Travel Market 2011 website, http://wtm.media-archives.net. A special thanks to our friend Dirk Brink who was thinking of us while on his travels!

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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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