Panama: Web Strategy to Attract Tourists

An internet campaign developed by the Tourism Authority has meant an increase in visits to the portal Visitpanama.com, which receives on average 73,430 hits per month.

Monday, August 15, 2011

According to the manager of the Tourism Authority of Panama, Solomon Shamah, advertising and web media promotion are an important methods of attracting tourists.

"11 months ago, the ATP implemented a web based communication plan which has allowed Panama to be positioned in traveller’s minds .

Part of the strategy includes the use of Facebook and Twitter, ...in which $700,000 a year is invested.

There is a national contract with Pensanomica Consulting for $130,000 dollars a year and one with the US company New Links for $40,000 a month. As well as these promotions there is also the nationwide tourist advertising developed by company BB&M", reported Prensa.com



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