Costa Verde Resort in Manuel Antonio and, by extension, Costa Rican tourism got a boost when Caters News Agency Ltd. posted a news story about the resort’s unique aircraft that has been converted into a hotel room.
The British news agency buys photos and stories and then resells them to media outlets. The converted Boeing 727 at Costa Verde is not new, but it is unusual. So it shares the news service Web site with with male hippos fighting, a 5-year-old guitarist, a man who plays dead for a living and a frog that looks like Kermit.
The story was unique enough to be picked up by the Daily Telegraph, which ran a series of monitor-size photos.
The New York Daily news also picked up the story and photos for its online travel section.