Congress on Tourism Integration in Panama

The First Congress of Tourism Integration will be held on the March 22nd and 23rd in Panama City, with the objective of establishing a road map for the sector.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

With this conference the Tourism Authority of Panama is aiming to bring together the different players in the industry in order to establish the roadmap for the sector.

"... Twelve workshops will be held, each relating to a market segment.The idea is that each workshop presents the current situation in its segment, holds a debate and draws conclusions which can be translated into action, " said Alfredo Motta, event organizer to Laestrella.com.pa.

"... The workshops are: business tourism, conventions and artistic performances; shopping tourism; heritage and cultural tourism; medical tourism, health and wellness; cruise tourism, marine tourism, including fishing, diving, water sports such as surfing and kitesurfing; ecotourism and adventure tourism; agrotourism, rural and ethnic tourism; scientific tourism, sun and beach; Tourism for singles or honey mooners and multigenerational tourism, families and weddings. "



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