Formal courses in tourism planned

The tourism professional association has entered into an agreement with a university in La Uruca to provide technical training in the field.

The Asociación Costarricense de Profesionales en Turismo said Thursday that it has made the agreement with Universidad Fundepos, which is setting up a 12-month course.

The programs are directed at tourism company management and encouraging entrepreneurship.

The association noted that 90 percent of the companies in the field are small businesses whose operators might profit from technical training.

The university said the courses are designed with international standards in mind.

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