Visitors keep pouring in to Panama

The number of visitors to Panama keeps on increasing.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The statistics department of the Panama Tourism Institute reports that 554,126 visitors arrived in the first four months of this year, up from 507,920 in the same period of 2007.
Of this year's total, 370,860 arrived by air, 42,113 by land and 141,207 by sea.

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