The tourism chamber wants more action from the central government during the final two years of the Laura Chinchilla presidency. Among the requests is legislation to make the theft of a passport a felony.
The chamber, the Cámara Nacional de Turismo, also wants infrastructure beefed up and a more aggressive policy in favor of the growth of tourism, it said.
The chamber also has expressed concern with the dollar exchange rate that has caused problems for the industry that received payments mostly in dollars but has to pay expenses in colons.
The chamber, in its news release, also asked for more tourist police and a focus on actions that would reduce crimes against tourists.