Sunny Land Tours of Hackensack, N.J., is planning a seven-night
air-inclusive program in November that qualifies participating
agents for CTC continuing education credits.
The comprehensive itinerary incorporates two nights at the new
Marriott Los Suenos on the Central Pacific Coast, two nights at the
Pachira Lodge in the Tortuguero region, an overnight at the
Chachagua Rain Forest Hotel near the Monteverde Cloud Forest, one
night at the Marriott San Jose and one night at the Melia
Also on the itinerary are visits to Manuel Antonio National Park
and Carara Biological Reserve, nature hikes, an evening at Tabacon
Spa, lunch at Finca Rosa Blanca and a tour of INBioparque, a new
nonprofit facility that provides an overview of Costa Rica's many
Sunny Land's Costa Rica fam trip is scheduled for Nov. 4 to 11.
The price is $595 per agent, including air travel from Miami and
most meals. Call (800) 783-7839.
Elegant Adventures of Atlanta has put together a program of
independent fam trips to Costa Rica for travel agents and their
companions. The five-night land-only packages, available through
Oct. 31, include two nights' accommodations in San Jose, three
nights at a Pacific beach resort, airport transfers, and
transportation between hotels.
Three packages are available: The Melia Cariari in San Jose and
the Melia Playa Conchal in Tamarindo, from $249 per person, double;
the Hotel Britannia in San Jose and El Parador at Manuel Antonio,
from $269, and Barcelo Amon Plaza in San Jose and the all-inclusive
Playa Tambor, from $299. Call (800) 451-4398.
In New York, Latour is planning what it calls an on-site
workshop in Costa Rica designed to teach agents how to sell the
destination. The air-inclusive trip will be operated this fall,
though details were not available at presstime. Latour, which
specializes in custom itineraries accented by distinctive lodgings,
also will visit travel agencies, on request, to conduct one-on-one
seminars about its product to Costa Rica. Call (800) 825-0825.
Pleasure Break Vacations of Rolling Meadows, Ill., is planning
an air-inclusive fam trip to San Jose and resorts on the Guanacaste
coast for mid-January. The firm, which operates a charter program
to San Jose and Liberia out of Chicago, offers two agent trips
annually, one using its charter air service. Call (800)