Trends in "All Included" Tourism in Panama

American and European tourists who visit the country are most likely to choose this type of service, where in the province of Cocle alone it represents 95% of the hotel supply.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Following the global economic crisis which began in 2008, tourists are looking for a hotel service that allows them to enjoy a more comprehensive service, paying a fixed fee for everything. According to studies by the firm RCI, 50% of Europeans traveling to Panama opt for this service when visiting the country.

Eugenio Macouzet, senior vice president and general manager for the Caribbean at RCI in the Vacation Exchange and the Real Estate-oriented tourism sector, said that "... studies by the company show that in the country for the last 10 years, Europeans, Canadians and Americans are those who have most consumed this type of holiday product."

Luis Namnum, president of Occidental Vacation Club, told Panamaamerica.com.pa that "... Hotel owners have had to categorize this service and nowadays there are established concepts that accompany it, such as Premier and Premier Plus."



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