Increased air connectivity in the country is one of the factors explaining the reduction of passengers arriving in the country from aboard on charter flights, going from 136,000 in 2012 to 82,000 in 2013.
According to the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) figures for this year are not yet available, but a similar decline is expected. The decrease in passengers traveling on charter flights is due to the supply of flights having incorporated more scheduled flights, which experienced a 4% increase in the number of passengers between January and October this year.
The business sector claims that the bill regulating the use of parking lots in shopping malls and public offices goes against private enterprise and sends signals of legal uncertainty.
The approval on its first reading of the amendment to Act 45 of 2007 which dictates measures on the rights of consumers related to the use of parking lots in shopping malls and public offices has been opposed by the private sector.
The campaign against property being rented out for tourism purposes establishes penalties with fines ranging from $5000 to $50,000 for those who promote and commit the crime.
The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) has opened up a communication channel for businesses and individuals to report cases of houses rented to foreign tourists in the capital, in compliance with Law 80 prohibiting this activity.
The Decameron hotel chain has suspended its investment in the area where the controversial Rio Hato airport will be built.
The lack of information by the government on the characteristics of the airport works has led representatives from Decameron to halt the construction of a shopping center, two new apartment towers and villas.
Panama will be the first country in Latin American to have a hotel by the U.S. chain Hard Rock International.
With an investment exceeding $250 million, the hotel will have 1499 hotel rooms on its 66 floors.
Jorge Loaiza, from Decameron, one of the companies developing the project said, "Among the innovations that the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis will have is a club bar on the 62nd floor, a store shop, and 796 rock star suites, which are exclusive to the Hard Rock. " published Padigital.com.pa on its web portal
In the next two years, Panama will inaugurate 6.000 new hotel rooms, 80% of them located in the capital city.
An article by Kerem Perez in Martesfinanciero.com remarks that "Currently there are 5.765 hotel rooms in Panama City alone, and around 2.000 will be opened in the next months (630 belong to Riu Hotel and 1.400 to Hotel Megápolis), in addition to a number of hotels announced previously, including 4 from the Hilton chain".
Despite an increase of 3.4% in 2008, hotels were unable to meet the demand for tourist accommodations.
According to sigloxxi.com, "For the sub-administrator of the PanamaTourism Authority, Carl Fredrik Nordstrom, supply increased, but "it is never enough," bearing in mind the increase in tourists that are visiting the country.
During the first half of the year, tourists spent a combined total of $677,289,000 for an increase of 19.7% compared to the same period last year.
There was a two digit increase every month. The most significant was in the month of May when tourist spending was $104,516,000 or 27.3% more than same month last year. Jorge Loaiza, president of the Panama Hotel Association, said that projections for year are at $1.4 billion in spending.
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