Costa Rica honors tour operator president

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Amy Bonanata, president of Costa Rica Experts, was named International Promoter of the Year for Costa Rica.

The president of Costa Rica, Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echverria, presented the winning award during the official inauguration of ExpoTour 2000 held here.

The Chicago-based company, founded by Bonanata in 1987, offers travelers a portfolio of custom-designed tour programs that feature the country's best hotels, tours and adventure activity outfitters.

Costa Rica Experts was cited for its staff's knowledge of the destination product as well the services provided by its own San Jose office, called Completely Costa Rica.

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