The Cámera Nacional de Turismo has launched a mobile operating system that is designed to connect users to various members of the chamber that offer services to tourists.
The application is called Toditico, and it runs on Android and Apple systems.
Some 40 firms are offering promotions via the free device, the chamber said.
The application appears to be a way for the tourism chamber to supplement its Web site, which is listed at 651,438th in the world by Alexa, the Amazon company that tracks Web usage. The Web page, which carries ads by chamber members, ranks 960th in Costa Rica. Nearly half the visitors to the page get there by searching canatur, which is the acronym for the chamber. These probably are not tourists.
By contrast a Web site for El Diario Extra, the popular Spanish language newspaper, is listed at 41,701st in the world and 37th in Costa Rica.
The new application is available at Google Play and Apple Store, the chamber said.