Tourism: The Chinese Tourists Panama is Waiting for

It is estimated that about 40,000 tourists will come from the Asian country, and in 2019 this figure could rise to 200,000.

Monday, April 9, 2018

The arrival of Air China's first flight to Tocumen represents a new opportunity for tourism entrepreneurs in Panama to reactivate the sector and increase hotel occupancy, which has not exceeded 50% in recent years.

See also: "Getting Ready to Receive Chinese Tourists" reports that "...To date, some 20,000 Chinese visitors have visited the country, but it is expected that this figure will double at the end of the year. Meanwhile, for 2019 the forecasts are higher and the arrival of about 200 thousand tourists from Asia is expected."

"... The Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Him, stated that a flight takes about two years to plan, however, with Air China it was done in only four months."

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Tourism: Green light to Do Business with China

August 2018

The Asian country has authorized 64 Panamanian tour operators, meaning that starting on August 15, they will start offering group travel services to Chinese tourists travelling to Panama.

The administrator of the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), Gustavo Him, stated that group trips of Chinese tourists traveling to Panama, will be carried out in common agreement between the authorized Chinese and Panamanian companies, who will be in charge of preparing packages, which will include our country's attractions of interest to the travelers that will arrive from the Asian giant.

Tourism: Requirements for Doing Business with China

May 2018

May 15th is the new deadline for delivery of the requirements needed to enter the list of tourism companies authorized to do business with their Chinese counterparts.

From a statement issued by the Tourism Authority of Panama:

May 8, 2018. The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) has extended until May 15 the deadline for delivery of the required documents and signed forms, to enter the list of tourism companies authorized to start doing business with their counterparts in the People's Republic of China.  

Requirements for Hosting Chinese Tourists

April 2018

Panamanian tour operators interested in offering services in China must have a minimum of 5 years experience in handling international groups.

From a statement issued by the Tourism Authority of Panama:

April 16, 2018 An information meeting with tour operators interested in venturing into the Chinese tourism market was held by the Department of Tourism Companies and Activities of the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP). 

Will Chinese Tourists Come to Central America?

November 2017

Businessmen from the Panamanian tourist sector welcome the arrival of Air China flights in March 2018, but consider it will be a challenge to attract a type of tourist that seems to prefer very different destinations than those offered by Central America.

In a region which for many years has specialized in serving North American tourists and more recently Europeans, preparing to provide the attention demanded by tourists from China will be a challenge, according to the Panamanian tourism entrepreneurs themselves.

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