Panama becomes the top destination to invest in Latin America


The products, services and tourist destinations offered by Panama, represent for buyers from Latin American countries who came to the International Expo Turismo in Panama City, a bridge to concretize business in this sector, informed today, the minister of tourism, Gustavo Him.

“In this commercial exchange, we want to close business and grow the fair with countries near the region of Latin America,” said the representative of the Expo fair who attended the inauguration of the event.

He said that the activity will increment visit of more tourists to other provinces and the Panamanian capital itself because it will be announced to the buyers the multiple destinations the country offers. He explained that the meeting involves the tourist representatives of the 10 provinces of the country, including the comarca Guna Yala.

According to the administrator, it will provide 3,000 commercial transactions during the two days.

At the Expo Turismo meeting, the ATP has a pavilion that includes various places of national geography such as the Santa Catalina beaches, in the Pacific and Guna Yala, in the Caribbean; Cultural aspects of the carnivals in the province of Los Santos and the making of molas (Guna handicrafts).

This year, among the products that the ATP encourages, in conjunction with the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), is the agritourism, a new segment among the products traditionally offered in Panama. Mida’s Special Projects coordinator, Betzy Canto, explained to EFE that in addition to presenting nature tourism, they seek to promote all the activities associated with the productive-agricultural sector so that the projects of farms and farms are apt to receive tourists.

He noted that in the country there are 160 tourist farms that are concentrated in the provinces of Chiriquí (Occident), Cocle (center) and Cápira (west). The Panamanian expo, which will be extended until tomorrow, has a wide range of tourist services for hotels, transportation, cruises, airlines, excursions, and restaurants. There are about 167 wholesalers from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, United Arab Emirates, United States, Spain, France, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, among others.

Expo Turismo expects to receive 5,000 visitors. This event is organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP), in conjunction with the ATP and the National Chamber of Tourism of Panama (Camtur).


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