South American Tourists Look to Panama

Between January and April the number of visitors arriving in the South was 13% higher than in the same period in 2010.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The economic strength of countries like Peru and Brazil as well as the appreciation of their currencies against the dollar are two of the reasons for the increase in tourist arrivals from these countries.

For example, the increase in visitors from Argentina and Peru was 24% and 49%, well above the 4% increase in American tourists. Despite this, the U.S. remains the largest source of tourists to Panama.

According to an article in "Another interesting market for Panama, which reported a strong performance during the first months of the year was Canada. Between January and April the influx of Canadians increased by 10.7% and growth is expected to exceed 15% in the coming months with the opening of a direct flight between Toronto and Panama by the Panamanian airline Copa Airlines. "

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