New Hotel proposal for Kuna Yala, Panama

The Tourism Authority (ATP) has proposed the used of floating hotels on the coast of the Kuna Yala region, as an alternative for the development of tourism services in the area.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"When we say floating hotels we mean hotel ships, such as cruise ships, where tourism can obtain all the services they receive at a hotel. They would sleep there and unboard to go on tours, to get to know the culture, buy souveneirs, eat, or enjoy the beaches and surrounding areas," the Administrator of the ATP, Ruben Blades, clarified.
To date, the Kuna authorities have not approved any tourism development in the zone for fear of it affecting the environment and the culture.

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Between January and October, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) recorded a total of 33 new tourist developments.

Up to October, new projects submitted exceeded both in number and amount of investment to those recorded in 2010.

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According to the manager of the Tourism Authority, Solomon Shamah, it would speed up the projects and lower costs.

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