UAE, Costa Rica sign deal to promote tourism exchange

The UAE’s Ministry of Economy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Costa Rican Tourism Institute aimed at promoting cooperation in the tourism sector and reinforcing their bilateral ties.
Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade who signed for the Gulf country has indicated that the agreement will help boost the UAE’s stature as an attractive destination for tourists from Costa Rica and Central America, as well as support the country’s tourism development strategy and future objectives aimed at increasing the contribution of tourism to the country’s GDP to 15 percent and attract over 40 million tourists annually by 2030.
The deal, also added, will advance their tourism industries and bilateral ties, as well as attract mutual investments in the tourism sector.
Per the deal, the two sides will enhance their cooperation in the tourism sector, promote tourism-related activities and increase the number of visitors between the two countries, as well as encourage joint participation in international tourism fairs, conferences and seminars, showcase tourism destinations in both countries, organize mutual flights, and employ digital technologies in improving tourism services.
They also agreed to form an action group comprising relevant authorities from both countries to enhance their cooperation in tourism-related areas.

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