The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) and government officials in Costa Rica recently announced the appointment of Mauricio Ventura Aragon as the country's new minister of tourism.
In his new position, Ventura will oversee the development and execution of the Costa Rica Tourism Board initiatives as well as promote the depth and diversity of the Central American country’s tourism product in the international marketplace.
“We are pleased to welcome Mauricio Ventura Aragón as the new minister of tourism,” said Alberto Lopez, general manager of the ICT, in a written release. “His extensive experience in the hospitality industry and passion for Costa Rica will foster growth and innovation, which will assist Costa Rica in achieving its goal of positioning itself as the top-of-mind destination for all travelers.”
A former president of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) and a member of the San Jose Tourism Board, Ventura joins the Costa Rica Tourism Board with a significant background in the management and operation of both private agencies as well as a deep-rooted connection to the rapidly expanding Central American tourism marketplace. Ventura has a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from American University.
The appointment of Ventura follows the resignation of former minister, Wilhelm von Breymann.