Local Partners, Alliances and Memberships


Essential Costa Rica

Essential COSTA RICA is our country brand. That is how Costa Rica projects itself to the world, comprehensively promoting tourism, exports, and foreign investment, all in tandem with the national culture.

Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)

Camino Travel was originally part of a pilot program of sustainability by the Costa Rican Tourism Board in 1997. The project´s objective was to categorize tourism companies based on the degree to which their operation approached a sustainability model in terms of management of natural, cultural, and social resources. Camino Travel currently holds four leaves of the CST.

Cámara Nacional de Turismo (CANATUR)

The National Chamber of Tourism is a non-profit organization that brings together the highest hierarchy of chambers and associations of Costa Rica´s private tourism business industry. Camino Travel is an active member since its foundation in 1991.

Code of Conduct: Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT)

The Code of Conduct against Child Sexual Exploitation in Tourism is promoted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the Costa Rica Tourism Board and other local partners. Camino Group is an active member since 2008.

Asociación Costarricense de Operadores de Turismo (ACOT)

The Costa Rican Tour Operators Association (ACOT) is a private, non-profit entity, which brings together the most qualified tour operators in Costa Rica to promote and develop our industry through collaboration. Camino Travel is an active member since its founding in 1991.

Costa Rica Convention Bureau (CRCVB)

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Costa Rica as a highly attractive meeting and incentive destination. Currently, with 72 members (hotels, DMCs, PCO's, attractions, and suppliers), it conglomerates top-of-the-line businesses with vast experience in the management, planning, and execution of incentive programs and meetings. Premio DMC is a founding member of the CRCVB, and Camino Group´s President, Helena Chavarría Saxe, is currently a member of the Board of Directors.

American Chamber of Commerce Costa Rica (AMCHAM)

AMCHAM is the largest binational chamber of commerce in Costa Rica, promoting investment and bilateral trade between the United States and Costa Rica since 1973. AMCHAM seeks to improve Costa Rica’s competitiveness to ensure optimum conditions for our members to operate in and grow their business.

International Partners, Alliances and Memberships


Women Owned

Women Owned is an initiative from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and WEConnect International to support women-owned businesses. The organization supports female entrepreneurs and those who do business with them by raising awareness of why, where, and how to buy Women Owned products and services.


Euromic is a non-profit association owned by its members: leading DMCs worldwide. Since 1973, its sole mission has been to provide the global industry of meetings and incentives with a secure and professional platform to ensure the best talent at the service of clients, facilitating the exchange of knowledge among colleagues around the world. The membership is by invitation only.

Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle

Camino Group has been recognized as a “Biosphere Committed” company. Biosphere is the international sustainability management and recognition system of the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI).
We are the first Central American company to achieve this goal. This acknowledges that our corporate group has started the path of sustainability at an international level on the platform Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle, and that we have acquired the commitment to pursue the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
This is the first step towards our much longed Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle Certificate, which we hope to obtain soon this year.

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is the only Business Events association dedicated exclusively to the global incentive travel industry.
Founded in 1973, it is a professional association of 2,500 members located in 90 countries, working in corporations, agencies, DMCs, airlines, cruise companies and across the entire destination supply chain.

Pack for a Purpose: Small Space. Little Effort. Big Impact

Pack for a Purpose is an international non-profit organization, completely voluntary, that promotes the use of free space in the luggage of travelers to bring and donate school supplies and hygiene products, among other things, to local communities and institutions in the destinations they visit.

Catalyst Global

With over 30 years’ experience, Catalyst is the world’s leading curator of corporate games and team-building products, providing turnkey solutions for the world’s leading companies. The global network provides a trusting environment to share best practices, collaborate on global initiatives, test groundbreaking ideas, and foster lasting connections based on intelligent game design.
Premio Experiences has an exclusive license of Catalyst Global for Costa Rica and Panama.