Tourism Sector Complains

Given the slowdown in activity, which is reflected in the loss of 25,000 jobs in the last two years, tourism entrepreneurs in Panama insist on continuing with the international promotion campaign.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap), denounced the fact that the tourism industry is suffering a slowdown, evident in the loss of about 25,000 jobs in the last two years, with direct impact on the management of different services and products of the sector which, in some cases, have had to halt their activities and in others to reduce them severely, as well as the closing down of several companies dedicated to various related areas.

See "Fewer tourists arrive in Panama" and "Hotel occupancy continues to decline".

From a statement issued by the Cciap:

Despite the recognition of its importance to the country's development, the tourism sector is going through a critical situation about which the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama wishes to express its concern.

The tourism industry is suffering a slowdown, evident in the loss of about 25,000 jobs in the last two years, with direct impact on the management of different services and products of the sector which, in some cases, have had to halt their activities and in others, to reduce them severely, as well as the closing down of several companies dedicated to various related areas.

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