Panama: 12.2% raise in tourism

Panama received 771.376 visitors between January and June of this year, an increase of 12% over the same period of 2007.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The figures were provided by the Panamanian Institute of Tourism.
In June alone, the number of visitors to the country was up 14%. This increase, in addition to a positive performance on May, shifted the negative trend registered in April, when a drop in the number of cruise ships caused negative growth (-0.1%) in comparison to the same month of the previous year.

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Tourist arrivals in Panama grow 14.2%

December 2008

The number of tourist arrivals from January to October 2008 grew to 1.23 million, 153 thousand more than for the same period last year.

Just in October alone, 25 thousand tourists more than last year entered the country; this is a growth of 25.4%. The best growth was for maritime tourist arrivals according to preliminary data, coinciding with the start of the new cruise ship season, which improved by 83.5% compared to last year.

Visitors keep pouring in to Panama

June 2008

The number of visitors to Panama keeps on increasing.

The statistics department of the Panama Tourism Institute reports that 554,126 visitors arrived in the first four months of this year, up from 507,920 in the same period of 2007.
Of this year's total, 370,860 arrived by air, 42,113 by land and 141,207 by sea.

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