Discover the best of Costa Rica, where it’s easy to discover life’s essentials. This course provides key details on what makes Costa Rica attractive to travellers and offers a wealth of knowledge about this country’s extensive tourism assets, resulting in endless possibilities for vacation packages for clients.
Get a general overview of the country including essentials, climate, geography and more. Learn about the different regions and many national parks, which showcase Costa Rica’s natural beauty with 1,228 km of coastline and five percent of the world’s biodiversity. Plus all the activities that can be enjoyed in this wonderful and lush landscape, and why Costa Rica is a global leader in sustainable tourism.
Different itinerary options will be explored for different group types whether they want adventure, beaches, wellness, romance, luxury or family fun. And learn the essentials about getting around, accommodation and even updates on COVID-19 protocols.
Finally, go through all the details Canadian agents need to know about selling the destination, working with tour operators and creating fabulous vacations for your guests.
Complete the course before February 28th 2021 and become a Costa Rica Specialist for your chance to win a USD$300 gift card at localkeeps.com
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The opportunities for adventure, relaxation, romance, and exploration in Costa Rica are unlimited, making it one of the most visited international destinations in Central America. Blessed by Mother Nature, visitors will find themselves surrounded by rainforests, beautiful beaches, spectacular waterfalls, and thermal springs.
A broad range of accommodations welcome travellers with hotel options that range from small bed & breakfasts to authentic boutique lodges, to major international hotel brands and everything in between.
The country’s unique landscape creates diverse adventures for thrill-seekers to explore. From zip lining and hiking in the rain forest to surfing and whale watching on the coasts, Costa Rica offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exceptional opportunities for memorable adventures.
Costa Rica has over 400 tourism companies (including hotels, restaurants, tour operators and car rental companies) that are certified by the country’s CST program. The CST program is recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as the model for sustainable tourism practices in Latin America.
Travelweek and the Costa Rica Tourism Board invites you to participate in a contest to win Costa Rican made products. *Complete the Destination Specialist Course in the Travel Weeks Learning Centre platform, which is available in English and French, to be eligible to win a USD$125.00 gift card for www.localkeeps.com: learn everything you need to know about the destination and support sustainable Costa Rican made original products.
Have fun and good luck!
Curriculum - Click Unit to Begin Course
|Unit 1||Country Overview|
|Unit 5||National Parks and Wildlife Reserves|
|Module 2||Areas to Visit|
|Unit 1||Central Valley|
|Unit 2||South Caribbean|
|Unit 3||North Caribbean|
|Unit 4||Northern Plains|
|Unit 5||Puntarenas and Gulf Islands|
|Unit 6||Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula|
|Unit 7||Central Pacific|
|Unit 8||South Pacific|
|Module 3||Trip Planning|
|Unit 1||Suggested Itineraries|
|Unit 3||Getting Around|
|Unit 5||Covid19 Information|
|Unit 6||Traveller Tips|
|Unit 7||Quiz #3|
|Module 4||Travel Themes|
|Unit 1||Costa Rica: An Evolution from Ecotourism to Sustainable Tourism|
|Unit 2||Sun and Beaches|
|Unit 6||Romance & Weddings|
|Unit 7||Family Travel|
|Unit 8||Rural Tourism|
|Unit 10||Quiz #4|
|Module 5||For Agents|
|Unit 1||Canadian Tour Operators|
|Unit 2||Flight Options from Canada|
|Unit 3||Additional Info from Costa Rica Tourism Board|
|Unit 4||Top 10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica!|
|Unit 5||Quiz #5|