Tourism chamber bestows honors

Fressia Mesén, the operator of Discovery Travel, has been named tourism business person of the year.

That was the high point Wednesday night as the Cámera Nacional de Turismo handed out awards in eight other categories to recognize successful firms in the tourism business.

The Cámara de Costa Ballena and the Cámaras de Osa were recognized for efforts to promote the southern Pacific.

Nature Air was recognized in the airline category. Expotur, the tourism marketplace that is 30 years old this year, was honored, too.

Other honorees were:

EZ Tours in the travel agency category and the Peruvian restaurant Chancay in that category. Senderos de Costa Rica was honored as a tour operator. Toyota Rent-a-Car was the honoree in that category. The Hotel Wyndham was honored in the hospitality category. William Alvarez of Telenoticias was honored as a communicator.

Also announced at the gathering was the tourism chamber’s plan to present its vision of the industry for the next 10 years. That will be in October.

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