Tourist Spending in Panama Increases

In the first nine months of the year an increase of 13.9% was reported in daily spending compared to the same period in 2010.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

During the aforementioned period, spending by visitors amounted to $1,397 million, $170 million more than in 2010.

"Although projections by the Panama Tourism Authority indicate that in 2011 the country will surpass the barrier of two million tourists, some business connected with the activity believe that this figure will not be reached.

In order to reach two million visitors in the last three months of the year, 700,000 more tourists would need to enter the country", reported

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