The Public Prosecutor has initiated criminal proceedings against representatives of the spanish chain RIU for alleged environmental damages generated in the construction area of the hotel it operates in Guanacaste.
Representatives of the hotel company state that all logging jobs in the area where the hotel was built in Matapalo beach, were performed with possession of permits issued at the time by the institutions.
Through the new tourism chamber Playa Blanca, hotels in the area will develop a joint tourism promotion strategy, similar to that implemented in Punta Cana and Cancun.
The main objective of the newly formed chamber is to promote the beaches in the area of Farallon as a single large destination. Alberto Quiros, who participates in the organization of the union, told Prensa.com that "...
Not only fast food franchises are growing, but also hospitality ones.
For example, during the first six months of 2013, seven Friday's restaurants, established in the country and run by the local group UNESA, recorded revenues of $9 million. Although some of these facilities reported low sales, the company says it is due to the stabilization of consumers, the time of year and other factors.
On average, each person attending a convention injects $300 per day into the Panamanian economy, for accommodation, shopping, food and transport.
According to the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), since the beginning of last year up until now there have been approximately 200 conferences in the country. The conventions in 2012 alone generated for the country between $45 and $50 million in foreign exchange.
The Spanish hotel chain will build a $100 million hostel in the district of Antón, province of Coclé, over the Pacific coastline.
Carlos Córdoba, sales manager for Riu in Panama, remarked that they already have authorization to start earthworks, but they will not focus on this project before they finish the one under construction in Panama City.
15 are currently under construction in Panama City, including the Riu (poised to open in September), Hilton Double Tree, Megapolis and Finisterre. Other projects are being developed in the provinces of Coclé and Herrera, according to reports from the Panamanian Tourism Authority.
The hotel chain inaugurated its first Costa Rican hotel, located in the province of Guanacaste.
It has 701 rooms in 6 stories, and operates under the 'all inclusive' concept.
"This Costa Rica expansion is part of Riu's intention to offer new alternatives to their 'very faithful' clientele, as approximately 40% of their customers repeat their visit. Most of them come from the U.S. and Canada", reported Hosteltur.com.
The hotel is immersed in 45 hectares of primary and secondary forest , at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano , which makes it a true oasis of peace, enriched by an exuberant vegetation and diverse fauna. Montaña de Fuego has become one of the most beautiful hotels in the area, with one of the most privileged panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano.
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Phone: (506) 2479 1220 - (506) 2479 1220
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Operates in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2523 1266 - (506) 8378 1266