Panama: Plan to Reactivate Tourism

The Cabinet Council approved several impact measures for the reactivation of the tourism sector and the economy, including the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism (PMTS) 2020-2025 will focus on strengthening the institutional capacity of the ATP, investing in the country's tourism promotion, improving the tourism products offered by Panama and in infrastructure, maintenance and basic services.

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From the press release of the Panama Tourism Authority:

May 27, 2021. The Cabinet Council, in a face-to-face session held at the Panama Convention Center, in Amador, approved several impact measures for the reactivation of the tourism industry and the economy, including the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025 (PMTS), as well as B/.20 million for the construction of the Cruise Port in Amador and the delivery of the order to proceed for the study, design, construction and financing for the interconnection of the Cinta Costera 3 with the Amador Causeway, for B/.46,041,191.00.

As a first point, the Cabinet approved an additional credit for up to B/.24 million in favor of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) to strengthen the investment program of this entity, mainly with the purpose of allocating B/.20 million for the continuation of the construction of the Cruise Port of Amador and another B/.2 million for the reconstruction of the dock of Puerto Armuelles, in the province of Chiriqui.
In addition, the Cabinet approved the resolution that recognizes the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism (PMTS) 2020-2025 as a tourism planning instrument of the Republic of Panama.

The administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), Ivan Eskildsen, supported the Plan as the new rethinking of Panama's tourism offer, which was successfully presented at the recent International Tourism Fair (FITUR), in Spain.

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