Panama Invests $ 4 Million in Tourism Projects

During 2011, $ 4 million will be invested in implementing projects within the 2007 – 2020 Tourism Master Plan.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Among projects planned is the construction of a cruise ship pier in Isla Colon and tourists centers in several districts.

"In the province of Darien, there will be a rescue plan of old colonial buildings existing in the area of La Palma which will boost tourism in this remote part of the country," reported Prensa.com.

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Panama: Modernized Tourism Plan Urged

February 2015

In order to achieve maximum growth potential and position themselves as a major destination in the region, it is imperative to update the Master Plan for Tourism, developed in 2007.

In the view of tourism enterprises, some of the factors that need to be strengthened are related to the creation of a plan to boost tourism products, work with indigenous regions to boost tourism in these areas, update sector priorities and above all to create the concept of clusters, "... conglomerates which form a more integrated tourist circuit."

Panama to be Promoted as Tourist Destination

May 2013

Copa Airlines and the Tourism Authority of Panama have joined forces in order to position Panama as a tourist destination in countries like Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.  

Capital.com.pa reports that "this partnership will design a campaign entitled “Panamá Es Posible” (Panama is Possible), which will be made available online and in offline media, as well as being put into the hands of wholesalers in the region who will promote the country and its main tourist attractions through promotional packages with added value. "

Guatemala Unveils Plan to Boost Medical Tourism

February 2011

The plan seeks to increase from the current 500 patients per year to 5.000 by 2012.

"To achieve these goals it is necessary to generate public-private partnerships and for the state to promote medical tourism as a priority," said Claudia Del Aguila from Agexport.

The initiative also foresees 20.000 patients by 2015 and 75.000 in 2020.

Panama Promotes Two New Touristic Routes

September 2010

Panama Tourism Authority (PTA) is developing two new touristic routes in the Veraguas province.

BB&M Publishing Agency will develop the advertising campaign.

Jaime Cornejo, director of the Tourism Master Plan of the Panamanian Tourism Authority, noted that in the next three months they will invest to improve the spots that will be visited by tourists and to train the inhabitants of these zones.

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