5.26.08 FTN News

Tralliance Experience a “Fantas-Tico” EXPOTUR 2008

As mentioned in the title, the .travel team was fortunate to experience Costa Rica’s beauty and the Tico hospitality last week during EXPOTUR.

As you may know, Tico or Tica is the nickname of the people of Costa Rica and it is to our new and old Tico friends that we owe many thanks for the pleasant event.

The 4-day exposition was kicked off on the May 13 with a welcome speech from the President of ACOPROT, Carlos Lizama, followed by the distinguished Minister of Tourism, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, and Vice President of Costa Rica, Laura Chincilla. All three addressed Costa Rica’s strong commitment to sustainable tourism as well as its goal to become carbon neutral by 2012.

In the following days, Edward A. Cespedes, President and CEO of Tralliance, spoke at two invitation-only events addressing the attendees of EXPOTUR regarding .travel, its progress, and the future of the travel and tourism industry on the Internet. Both presentations ended with much discussion from the audience about the benefits of .travel, search engine optimization, and the costs of registering a .travel domain name. Click here for video

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