New Hotel proposal for Kuna Yala, Panama
The Tourism Authority (ATP) has proposed the used of floating hotels on the coast of the Kuna Yala region, as an alternative for the development of tourism services in the area.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
"When we say floating hotels we mean hotel ships, such as cruise ships, where tourism can obtain all the services they receive at a hotel. They would sleep there and unboard to go on tours, to get to know the culture, buy souveneirs, eat, or enjoy the beaches and surrounding areas," the Administrator of the ATP, Ruben Blades, clarified.
The government has launched an aggressive plan to promote investments in two areas of most interest to tourism: the former U.S. base in Sherman, in the Caribbean, and Amador, on the banks of the Canal on the Pacific side.
The Government is looking at unifying into a single tender the building of a new convention center and cruise ship dock in Amador.
Between January and October, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) recorded a total of 33 new tourist developments.
According to tourism businesses in Panama, eliminating benefits for this segment of the touristic market will hurt an activity which contributes $300 per day per tourist.
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