Panama: New Tourism Promotion Law

A new approved law sets measures for fostering and promoting tourism in the country's east.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Introduced by representative Hernán Delgado, it will allow tourism consortiums from Spain, U.S., Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama and other nations to invest in the area spanning from the estuary of river Bayano to the Province of Darién.

Economic investment will help link the area with the current tourism boom in the Gulf of Panama, creating one integrated tourism development center, which will help reduce poverty, hunger and misery faced by the region's inhabitants.

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Panama Wants to Attract Brazilian Tourists

August 2011

The country will be promoted as a shopping destination to foster the entry of tourists from Brazil.

Strong economic growth in Brazil and appreciation of its currency against the U.S. dollar has made Brazilians the most attractive tourists in Latin America.

Panama has benefited from this, and in recent months the number of tourists from Brazil entering the country has increased significantly.

Panama Increases Tourism Promotion in the E.U.

June 2011

The Panamanian Tourism Authority will increase the promotion of tourism in the old continent.

To reach the greatest audience in the process of promoting tourist attractions in Europe, the Panamanian Tourism Authority, has hired six public relations firms in different European countries, which will disseminate information through tourist operators and agencies.

Advertising Expenses for Tourism in Panama

February 2011

Of the nearly $ 40 million budgeted by the Tourism Authority of Panama for advertising for the period 2008-2011 just $ 5.5 million remain in the coffers. reports: "In late 2009, the ATP took away the campaign from Publi4, which had already spent $ 26 million of the $ 39.5 million, blamed it with inflating production costs of the campaign 'Panama stays in you' but the company defended itself stating it had worked transparently and under the quality levels requested." Consequently, ATP management awarded the campaign to advertising firm BB & M.

Panama strengthens its investment in the European market

November 2008

During the final quarter of this year the Panamanian Tourism Authority is strengthening its investment in international publicity and promotion aimed at the European market.

The Authority has been purchasing space in the printed media, including specialized newspapers and magazines, as well as alternative media such as buses and taxis in Holland, France and the United Kingdom

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