Panamá among the top tourism destinations
Budget Travel, a website specialized in tourism, includes Panama amongst the top 10 tourism destinations to visit in 2009.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Laestrella.com published in its web site: "For the second time in a row, Panama leads the growth in this sector in Central and South America, achieving an increase of dividends of 20% in 2007 and 30% in 2008, according to Budget Travel.
After Chile, Costa Rica is the country with the best conditions in Latin America for trade and business, according to a study from the World Economic Forum.
Out of all the countries on the isthmus, only Panama’s Human Development Index follows the upward trend set by Latin America and the Caribbean.
Panama's Colón and Balboa are first in Central America (2 and 3 in Latin America), followed by Limón in Costa Rica (13), Cortés in Honduras (22), Santo Tomás (29), Puerto Barrios (31) and Quetzal (36) in Guatemala.
Costa Rica (43 in the world) rank at the top in Central America, followed by Panama (53), El Salvador (56), Guatemala (58), Honduras (66), Nicaragua (77).
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