"Tourism development has a positive impact on the economic, environmental, and socio-cultural dimensions of our country," says CANAECO President Jackeline López, who will take part in presenting the results of the study "Tourism in Costa Rica: Analysis of Impact on Sustainable Development", conducted on April 6 at the Real Intercontinental Hotel, organized by INCAE CLACDS and the National Chamber of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism of Costa Rica (CANAECO), and sponsored by Credomatic.
The event was attended by the Costa Rican Tourism Minister as well as by members of CLACDS, CANAECO, and Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality who reviewed the country's current scenario and discussed how it can be addressed from both the public and the private sectors. "The tourism industry in countries like Costa Rica is key to develop areas far removed from traditional urban zones and highly attractive to foreigners. That is why these studies are key to discover how to seize opportunities and face challenges to generate sustainable tourism able to help communities," said the Costa Rican Tourism Minister.
Eager to learn, meet people from all over Latin America, and discover key tools to become leaders in the region, 90 students of the 2017 Professional MBA program arrived in INCAE's campus in Nicaragua. This new class includes a variety of professional men and women from different countries with women comprising 38% of the entire class, one of the highest rates among INCAE's Programs.
This unique experience delivered by INCAE began on March 31st 2016 and will conclude in May 2017. Participants will increase their learning on how to develop critical thinking, will acquire financial and operational skills, will obtain leadership tools useful in teamwork, and will apply lessons learned by developing case studies, simulations, and a final consulting project for a Latin American company.