JOIN OUR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups

READ OUR GUIDE TO MOVING ABROAD
The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free

COMPARE QUOTES AND SAVE MONEY
Insurance, FX and international movers

LISTEN TO THE EXPAT FOCUS PODCAST
The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!

EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE & SERVICES
From our tax, investment and FX partners

Expat Focus Partners

Become a Partner. Click Here.

Help!!!!thinking in working as a tour operator in Costa Rica

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Costa Rica.

Reply to topicReply to topic
Forum FAQSearchView unanswered posts
 
  
Help!!!!thinking in working as a tour operator in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:37 am

Im moving in june to Costa Rica. Im costarican but now Im living in Beijing, China. I have been an expatriate for more than 15 years, so I think I have too much in common with expatriates.
I want to take advantage that I am Costarican;know very well the country, people, everything, and also expatriates; to work for expatriates. My problem, I am, like you expatriates, Im lost. For years I have not living in CR and I don't know where amd how start. Im a foreigner in my own country, "dilemma". Now I fell more confortable with expatriates because we have too much in common. I want to work in my country with expatriates. So you have any sugestion!!!! or need my help when I live there, you are welcome.
Because I m living in China I have learnt a lot of chinese habits, the best one, practice taichi every morning. I am a very easy person I can become chinese or any nationality depends on the country Im living and change very quickly if I move to another country. So in a few months I will be again CostaRican... So ,Nice to meet you to all the expatriates living in CR and those who want to live there and those who would like to, In fact CR is still a paradise to live in.

 

ramitas
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
  
Re: Help!!!!thinking in working as a tour operator in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:39 am

Welcome back home! When are you planning to make the switch? I think you have a lot of opportunities available. Some good areas to think about:

- Real Estate. Since you are an experienced expat you could really help people as they are relocating. This could be sales on the beach, or anywhere, or also could be corporate services. Look at the poor lady here (in another post) who was paying $4200 a month for a dwelling she was unhappy with.

- Tourism
We dont see many Chinese tourists. Evidently there is a growing upper middle and wealthy class so it seems that now would be a great time (maybe too early) to get in as a tour operator as you suggest.

- Concierge
This could be with the retiree market or the new, quickly growing, services sector (call centers, corporate accounting, sports books, etc) and light manufacturing. These companies hire mostly Ticos, but also have upper level executives moving here or staying here for long periods. A concierge type service helps them with all the details of settling in, for example taking them to get their Costa Rican drive's license.

Anyway, good luck with your return and welcome to the forum!


_________________

Russ Martin
American European Real Estate Costa Rica
www.american-european.net

 

AE_Russ
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
 
 
Page 1 of 1






Expat Health Insurance Partners


Cigna Global

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.




Copyright © 2019 Expat Focus. All Rights Reserved. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use/Privacy Policy. Comments are property of their posters.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy