Panama: Cruise Passengers Grow 12%

As of the month of May, the number of passengers that arrived via cruise ship was 282,803, a 12% gain over the same period in 2008.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

During the first five months, 147 ships pulled into Panamanian ports and stayed for an average of eight hours, according to tourism authorities.

Angel López writes in Laestrella.com.pa: “Tourism authorities calculate that each passenger spends on average $95…they explained that the growth is fundamentally because Panama has been established as a Home Port.”

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More Cruise Ships Arrive in Guatemala

July 2012

Confirmations for the arrival of tourists ships in the 2012-2013 season have led to expectations of 50% growth in arrivals.

With the arrival of 24 more vessels than last season, a total of 86,300 visitors are expected, each having an average daily expenditure of $120, said Peter Duchez, director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism.

Panama: Amador Received 62% More Cruise Ships

May 2010

The current cruise season concluded in Marina Isla de Flamenco, Amador, with 22 more vessels than the previous one.

A total 57 cruise ships docked at the port, carrying 59.386 passengers, 27.868 more than in the previous season.

“Adaris Romero, marketing chief, explained that Marina Isla de Flamenco turned out to be a key port in the route linking Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with Los Angeles, California”.

Tourist arrivals in Panama grow 14.2%

December 2008

The number of tourist arrivals from January to October 2008 grew to 1.23 million, 153 thousand more than for the same period last year.

Just in October alone, 25 thousand tourists more than last year entered the country; this is a growth of 25.4%. The best growth was for maritime tourist arrivals according to preliminary data, coinciding with the start of the new cruise ship season, which improved by 83.5% compared to last year.

Visitors keep pouring in to Panama

June 2008

The number of visitors to Panama keeps on increasing.

The statistics department of the Panama Tourism Institute reports that 554,126 visitors arrived in the first four months of this year, up from 507,920 in the same period of 2007.
Of this year's total, 370,860 arrived by air, 42,113 by land and 141,207 by sea.

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