Panama Looks to Convention Tourism

The Tourism Authority has already signed about 20 agreements for events between 2011 and 2012.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some of the events taking place are the Latin American Congress of Social Networks, the Parliamentary Assembly, the Regional Congress of Amway, the annual meeting of businessmen and the World Economic Forum.

"General manager of Tourism Authority, Solomon Shamah, said that they receive up to five mails a day of interested parties. Panama has launched an exciting promotion to capture this market," wrote

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