Panamanian Hotel Investment Goes On Despite Crisis

Despite feeling the crisis, investment in some sectors remains remarkably high, among them Hotels.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

An article in indicates that "Reports from the General Comptroller of the Republic reveal that 110.487 passenger enetered the country in May, a drop of 18.0% when compared to the same month of 2008, when 134.784 people where registered".

In spite of this, multimillion investments continue becoming realities, because of the optimism in the sector's entrepreneurs. They expect to ready infrastructure for when the economic crisis ends.

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Optimism from Panamanian Hoteliers Facing the Crisis

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Jorge Loaiza, President of the Panamanian Association of Hotels, believes that the sector will not suffer much from the crisis.

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