Costa Rica’s Tourism Department says that tourism spending is “more than twice” the national average and is “significantly above” the international average.
The tourism department also says that “a large proportion of the budget is spent on the most expensive products.”
Costa Rica is the country most likely to receive a tourism boost by the Trump administration, according to the Costa Rican Tourism and Tourism Investment Authority.
“We are a country that is highly dependent on tourism.
The government invests in the infrastructure, including tourism,” said Costa Rican tourism minister Fernando Guzman.
“And we are also an important tourist destination for the U.S. because of the rich and beautiful scenery.”
Trump, in a recent interview with The New York Times, suggested that the United States should be willing to spend as much as $2 billion a year on tourism projects.
He said that the government could also create a new department to coordinate tourism with the government, which is currently split between tourism and agriculture.
“If we do something, we should be able to share the benefits of that,” Trump said.
Trump has also called for “a lot” of foreign workers to be brought into the country, and for them to be paid at least $15 per hour.
Costa Rica, with a population of approximately 20 million, is the largest exporter of foreign direct investment to the United State.
The Costa Rican government has said that in 2019, foreign direct investments to the country totaled $4.8 billion.
The country’s economy has been growing rapidly since the 1990s.
The GDP per capita was just over $40,000 in 2018.
Costa Rican officials have also suggested that tourism could be a key to the economy’s future.
“I think that tourism is a key economic engine in the future,” Costa Rican Economy Minister Jose Manuel Castaneda said in October.
“It will make us a much more competitive country.”
The Costa Rica tourism agency also released a report on the effects of the Trump Administration’s proposed budget.
The report says that in the first half of 2019, tourism revenue from the U-turn will be reduced by $3.5 billion.
This loss is projected to increase by $4 billion over the next six years.
The most vulnerable sectors in the tourism sector are the smallest companies and local workers, the report said.
“The impact of the proposed budget is significant, but also, as a result, has little impact on the economic development of Costa Rica,” the report reads.
Costa Ricans are also concerned about Trump’s proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
“In the last few years, Costa Rica has seen a dramatic decline in the number of people receiving the Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare benefits, particularly those in the lower income groups,” Costa Rica Tourism Minister Fernando Guzmans said in a statement.
“This means that the Social Protection Agency and the Ministry of Finance cannot continue to provide Social Security benefits to those who do not have a job, which will also affect the lives of our people.”