International P3 Conference


The International Sustainable Tourism Conference: P3 is for Planet, People, and Peace, and it is the only international event about sustainable tourism that takes place in Costa Rica. It is organized by CANAECO with the support of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), with the aim of sharing experiences and knowledge between Costa Rica and other countries of the world, which allows for the promotion of sustainability in the worldwide tourism industry.

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Statistics of Interest

Through its five editions, the P3 Conference has brought together more than 110 presenters from 26 different countries, from all 6 inhabited continents, and more than 1,100 people have participated.


P3 is organized biannually. To date, five conferences have taken place (in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2015). The next conference will take place from September 20-22, 2017, which is the year that the United Nations has declared International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.


The P3 Conference has been awarded the Tourist Interest Declaration in 2013 and 2015 by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), and the Cultural Interest Declaration in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture. Additionally, it has become the premier event for the tourism sector and the year 2013 it became the third national event to receive the award from the Blue Flag Ecological program in the special events category, and it received the same award again in 2015.

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