Cruise ship business declines in Panama
During the month of April the number of cruise ships that entered the country fell by 42.7 percent compared with 2007.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The number of cruise ships in Panama has been declining all year. In April the port of Colón 2000, the main arrival point for cruise shops, received just 20,700 tourists in April, down 46.92 percent from the year-earlier total.
In the 2010-2011 season the number of cruise ships that docked at the port of Limon fell by 41% compared to the 2011-2012 season.
A bill proposes reducing from $3 to $1.5 the municipal tax paid by tourists who disembark from cruise ships in the port of Puntarenas.
The number of passengers who arrived in the country on cruise ships between January and November 2014 decreased by 16% compared to the same period last year.
Cruise tourist arrivals declined 28.1% in 2012 compared to 2011, totalling only 235,792.
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