If ever there was a time to visit Panama, this is it. In 2014 its famous canal celebrates 100 years of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and Panama City is gearing up for the milestone with a slew of major developments.

A new attempt to unite Panama and Colombia through a sea route is in the works for October, and its organizers say that this time the project is steaming full speed ahead. 

Panama means "abundance of fish" in an Indian language, and this fame attracts anglers from around the world. The Central American country has positioned itself as one of the main destinations for sport fishing, which has generated an annual visitor spending of over 135 million in lodging, boat rentals, and complementary activities. 

Vice Minister of Tourism, Jennifer Champsur, Destination Marketing Representative Diwigdi Valiente, and Astrid Quirós visited Toronto, Canada from August 19th - 20th to attend the Incentive Works Show in Toronto. 

The Atlapa Convention Center in Panama's capital opens its doors today to the 10th International Book Fair (FIL, for its acronym in Spanish) that has invited Mexico as the guest country to bring literary and artistic vitality to this lettered festival, according to the organizers and participating authors.