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While you browse the sections of this site, which has been designed for you, you will discover the reach of the Board: Information such as the requirements for the tourism declaration and the participation in international trade fairs are just some of the material of interest that you will find among this website’s content.

It is a privilege for us to serve you and to work together to strengthen the tourism industry, which drives development, foreign exchange and employment in Costa Rica, and is an engine of growth in its economy. As ICT employees, we are all proud to set ourselves to this difficult task every day, in partnership with the private sector. Vosta in the best way possible financial and physical resources, as well as Talent, which support institutional tasks in an effective and efficient manner, as well as the management of the internal administrative systems, implementing strategies that guarantee their efficient use, under the principles of transparency, legality, and rational use of the resources.

The Director, middle management, and all work associates have the responsibility of providing material and financial resources, as well as performing the adequate recruiting and selection processes to provide intellectual capital to the different units rixa ICT, to comply with the institutional objectives and targets.

This means that work teams from each area that are structured to guarantee ricaa agency processes costw a reality in every Institution, guaranteeing every technical solution within its reach. The Department of Certifications and Social Responsibility in the Tourism Industry concentrates on the topic of environmental and social responsibility from the State, as a way to contribute to the development of tourist activities that take place ric a sustainable irca in regards to the economy, society, culture, and environment, allowing the improvement of the quality of life of our citizens.

Watch over the development of Tourist Certification processes in every sector with valid standards, through the Ecological Blue Flag program, the implementation of the Code of Conduct to Protect Children and Adolescents from Commercial Sexual Exploitation, the Institutional Environmental Management Plan, and the promotion of the Let Responsibility in the Tourism Industry, as common practices within the companies of the sector.

The purpose of this area is to execute all those marketing and promotion actions defined by the Institution, cosa provide follow-up. Execute activities related to advertising Costa Rica as a tourism destination in both, national and international scopes. The purpose of this unit is to lead planning processes for tourism cowta in the country, to generate information for decision-making processes, to plan and inspect the maritime-terrestrial zone, to monitor the plans, and to develop competitive initiatives in the tourism sector.

One of its main objectives is to manage the construction process of the tourism plans as agreed technical instruments for public management, for which procedures are developed and implemented to design plans, manage information and discussion channels with the private sector, coordinate with Corporate Chambers, coordinate with other State institutions, and consultation and discussion processes.

The Directorate is primarily in charge of keeping the different lfy updated, like the land use rlca plan in the ZMT, development plans by planning units, municipal action plans, tourism roads 749 circuit plans, coastal regulation plans, and in particular, the national tourism plan, incorporating changes and adjustments as deemed necessary in virtue of the changing situations of the environment, promoting the design and establishing policies that will orient tourism development, and managing and administrating space for tourism in the country.

This unit assists every consultancy need of the Institution regarding legal topics, as well as external clients who require it. Provide legal consultancy and support to the different dependencies of the Institute, as well as external clients who require it.

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Provide legal counsel to the different collegiate bodies in the Institute, its different dependencies, and the external clients who require it. The different legal processes where the Institute is included, and where it is responsible for the revision of legal requirements in different processes, are performed and given follow-up thanks to the coordination of the two units that make up the Legal Counsel: The General Management is responsible for the efficient and correct administrative operations of the institution, since it is in charge of implementing every activity related to the organization, operation, and coordination of the different dependencies of ICT, in agreement with the resolutions issued by the Board of Directors, as well as the valid standards.

At the same time, it supplies information periodically to the Board of Directors and is in charge of cosya the proper implementation of the agreements and resolutions dictated by it. Advises the Board of Directors on topics related to tourism planning and development, marketing, tourism management, administration, finance, and others, suggesting the necessary pertinent actions to comply with the cota objectives established.

It also suggests administrative modernization measures to the Board of Directors, and provides administrative, legal, judicial, and extra-judicial representation for lej Institute. This dependency is also in charge of implementing tasks and faculties in compliance with the Law and Institute Regulations, and other permanent dispositions, as well as others delegated by the Minister’s Office, including its representation in 7459 of absence in different political or technical situations.

The main cota of the Executive Presidency is to support the administration and logistics of every action of the Executive President, who is the Senior Manager 74955 the Institute. It provides technical assistance to the Executive President to guarantee an efficient compliance of the duties and objectives of the Institute and report to the Board of Directors the correct operation of the Institution.

It guarantees the agreements of the Board of Directors are implemented, and coordinates the action of the entity with the other institutions of the State and the private sector.

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The Executive President leads the actions related to airline attraction, oey tourist market on an international level. Some of his tasks are the representations of the Institute in different forums and meetings, as well as the celebration of bilateral and multilateral agreements of tourist cooperation, riac coordination, among others. The board of directors is the Highest Hierarchical Body of the Institution, it has seven members: Section 27 and roca amendment state that the Board of Directors will choose amongst the members a Vice President, who will be in the position for one year, with the possibility of reelection.

Section 29 indicates that in the event of absence or temporary incapacity of the President, the Vice President will serve as replacement. When both of them are absent from a session, the Board will appoint one of their members as pro tempore President. In regards to lwy call of the Board of Directors meetings, Section 22 of the ICT Organic Law indicates that the Board of Directors will meet in ordinary meeting once a week and in extraordinary meetings every time one is convened, in agreement with internal regulations.



The quorum in ordinary and extraordinary meetings is formed by four members, and the agreements will be reached by a majority of votes, except in the event of legal provisions stating the contrary. To reach a final agreement the presence of five members is necessary. Its mains tasks are the planning, coordination, execution, control, and supervision of every aspect related to information technologies needed by the Institute, in ldy large sub-processes: Analyzes and processes information from other institutions to perform the statistical analysis of tourist entrance to the country by the different entrance points.

Prepares projection reports of tourist activity required to plan and follow-up on an institutional level, as well as for tourist companies. Is in charge of updating the information of the Institutional Tourism Plant System, tourist attractions, among others, and the information systems with a customized design for the administration of riica on an institutional and country level.

Performs activities related to the creation, update, and follow-up of the National Development Plan for tourism, and other plans and policies. Performs activities related to the creation, update, and follow-up of the National Development Plan for Tourism, and other plans and policies that make it up.

Provide support to municipal governments in relation to the creation and revision of Coastal Regulation Plan Proposals, issuing technical recommendations to the Board of Directors for the approval of national coastal planning; participate in coastal planning creation processes promoted by other institutions or organizations of the accredited state for this purpose. Participate in technical training processes of municipal employees in concessions and formalization of concession dossiers.

Use Systems designed for concession dossier revision processes, use specialized software to perform its tasks like Geographic Information Systems to perform national planning tasks, in both, coastal zones and the interior of the country, use Global Positioning Systems, and Autocad.

Train coastal municipalities in the interpretation processes of the valid Regulatory Plans. This department provides information and assistance to the tourism sector. It also develops programs to ensure foreign and national tourists are satisfied and that their stay in the country or region is enjoyable. This email address is being protected from spambots.

You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Properly manages the resources of the Institution to maximize their usage, so that the different areas comply with their functions, strictly adhering to the valid legislation. Ensure the proper use of the financial and administrative resources through the appropriate support of the substantive areas of the Institution. Offer supporting services to contribute in the compliance of institutional tasks, preserve the good state of fixed and intangible assets, and establish measures to guarantee the physical integrity of employees and visitors through continuous improvement of the buildings.

Some of his tasks are:. This Unit is responsible for institutional planning, covering the National Planning System according to Law and the valid regulations; meaning plans, policies, programs, systems, procedures, and methods to manage the Institute, through the coordination of sectors of the National Development Plan, operations plans, risks and internal control self-evaluation coordination, administrative analysis, management evaluation, international cooperation, and special studies.

The work processes are limited to the internal tasks of the institute and the external relation in terms of international cooperation. Provide counseling to the Executive Presidency and technical accompaniment to the other ICT units in activities related to planning, internal control of the Institution, administrative analysis, and international cooperation, to support the accomplishment of the institutional mission, vision, and objectives, strengthening the processes for transparent management and accountability.

Eight work areas and their respective procedures take place here:.

Through resolution G from February 16,the General Management, based on the faculties vested by Section 32, section j of the Organic Law of the Costa Rica Tourism Board, and numbers 99 and of the Code of Tributary Norms and Procedures, delegates to the Revenue Department tributary tasks within the Institution, with the exception of the establishment of limits to dispose the archive of tributary debts in judicial or administrative management.

The tasks of the Revenue Department include collecting, regulating, and controlling taxes received by the ICT:. The objective of the Tourism Consulting and Management unit is to manage the tasks of the following departments: Tourism Management, Certifications and Social Responsibility of the Tourism Industry, Tourist Services, Regional Offices, and Investment Attraction Unit, in order to develop substantive actions to stimulate the development of the tourism industry, promote investment in the country, and improve the quality of tourism products, all this to satisfy the needs of tourists and tourism entrepreneurs for the advantage of the country.

The Management works with other units to increase tourism in the country, promoting revenue and a pleasant stay of foreign visitors looking for rest, amusement, or entertainment. Furthermore, it supervises the compliance of the objectives established in the National Tourism Development Plan in aspects related to the area of tourism management, where the increase of companies with Tourist Declarations is promoted, as well as improvements to the existing tourism infrastructure, and the creation of new infrastructure for the current needs of both, national and international markets.

The Regional Offices are in charge of bringing the services of the Institution closer to the National Tourism Sector, and to the users of the different products the country has to offer. In the Regional Offices visitors can perform the following procedures:. Known as one of the units with higher level information technology culture, it has several information systems developed to accomplish its objective: Implement and operate the necessary policies, standards, systems, and procedures to guarantee exactness and security when gathering and registering financial and budget operations to accomplish the goals of the entity, in order to supply information that will contribute when making decisions, to promote efficiency and efficacy in management control, to evaluate activities, and facilitate the regulation of the operations, considering the duly observance of the laws, standards, and regulations that apply.


Participates in the formulation of the yearly budget plan; regulates, controls, and evaluates the correct implementation of the budget in conformity with the established in the Financial Regulations, the Internal Administrative Contracting Regulations; among other standards.

It also prepares budget modifications and submits monthly budget reports to the Board of Directors, as well as the yearly final budget for a correct decision-making process. ICT, as an Institution covered by the scope of the Budgetary Authority, must comply with the budgetary policy regulations, and carry out the budgetary standards issued by the Comptroller General of the Republic, submitting all the information required by external entities.

Responsible for the compilation, classification, interpretation, and registration, in monetary terms, of every transaction done by the institution for collected revenue and expenditures; generate monthly accounting-budgetary financial records, reconcile bank accounts, and perform cash audits. Administers the imprest fund, guards and receives payment of taxes and petty cash vouchers, guards and submits checks issued for provider payments, among other values; manages the acquisition and payment of securities.

Receives, analyzes, and reviews every supporting document before paying the providers for the acquisition of goods and hired services. In conformity with the established in the Financial Regulations and other internal standards.

Advance Control and Settlement of Travel Expenses: Control and authorize money advances for touring inside or outside the country, provide follow-up to the settlement of said payment in the regulated time frame, and analyze and verify that travel expenses are in compliance with the Internal Regulation for Travel Expenses, and the one issued by the Comptroller General of the Republic.

Tax Revenues, from the taxes cossta international tickets originated in Rlca Rica, and the entrance tax to the country with an airline ticket bought abroad, and for nontaxable revenue, produced by financial assets and interests, as rjca as any other nontaxable income. Furthermore, the incorporation of Resources from Previous Periods Free surplus and specific surplus. Displays the estimated expenses of the Costa Rica Tourism Board, on a Classification by Expense Object of the Public Sector, in fosta with the expense motivation required, to cossta the assets and services that will be acquired during the budgetary period necessary to reach the objectives and goals established in the institutional plans.

Displays the variations to the different elements that make up rca assets, in a determined period of time. Displays ICT assets situation in a specific time, through the classification of the different assets in goods, rights, obligations and own capital.

Displays the profit or loss obtained in a specific period due to ordinary eica extraordinary activities, made up by the revenue and expense accounts.

Constitutes a summary of the cash income and expense by ICT transactions on this period. The Internal Audit performs a very important role as an independent, objective, and consulting activity, it costq to the accomplishment of institutional objectives through a professional and systematic approach to evaluate and improve the efficacy of the management processes, risk managements, and the coosta of the Institution, as established in the legal block.

Our dynamic environment establishes a proactive approach and modern management based on the use of updated knowledge, on the search for effective tools to face new challenges, and on the opportune coordination with diverse instances, such as the Active Administration, the Comptroller General of the Republic of Costa Rica, and other subjects interested in the activity and its results.

To conclude the pertinent efforts this Consulting Body finds in the existing legal block its greatest strength, basing its actions on the best principles, standards, and public management practices that guarantee compliance with the institutional objectives. The substantive task of the Internal Audit is to evaluate public resource management to determine the rationality of the financial information, the degree of objective and target fulfillment, and to evaluate if these resources are managed with economy, efficacy, efficiency, and transparency, in riica with the valid code of laws.

In this context, the executed tasks look to advise and warn, but also to regulate, since it is a part of the Control and Regulation System of the Public Finance. The results of this task are mainly reports and preventive services that include consultancy, warning, and authorization of books.

The Internal Audit procures a proactive approach, effective and in line with its strategic objectives through the provision of its audit and prevention services, so that its contribution in the accomplishment of these objectives leyy positive changes and improvements costx by the Active Administration, in response to the issued recommendations, consultancies, and warnings.

The internal audit is the independent, objective, and consulting activity that provides security to ICT, validating and improving its operations. It helps the Institution costaa its objectives, evaluating and improving the efficiency in the administration of management control, risks, and processes. Furthermore, the internal audit offers clsta population a reasonable guarantee that the Board of Directors and the Administration act in compliance with the legal and technical framework, and the good practices.

He has a team of qualified professionals you can rixa on the following phones and e-mail addresses. It is the technical body specialized in the development of marinas and tourism piers. As part of its attributions, it implements the necessary activities for the control, regulation, and surveillance of concessions, constructions, and operations of these kinds of projects in the country. One of its main functions is to provide technical advice regarding this topic to the Municipalities.

The Commission has a team of professionals from different fields, e. This team evaluates the proposals, visits the sites, and recommends the approval or rejection of the proposals by CIMAT.