This goal is supported by congresses, conventions, and sporting events such as the Baseball World Cup, which all combined have generated over than 30,000 hotel nights, thousands of employment avenues in the capital city and other regions within the country.
As if it were not enough, —the year has not come to an end— from October 19th through October 21th, Panama will reconfirm its position as the center of the world and the place where the world meets by hosting the 2011 Central America Travel Market Fair. For this gathering, the attendance of all the countries of this region is expected, with more than 200 representatives.
“Panama will be promoted as a highly competitive tourist multi-destination in the international sector in order to generate more employment, income, and local growth in Central America,” which was advised through a press release by the Tourism Authority of Panama.
The Tourism Authority of Panama reported that Tocumen International Airport still remains as the central receptor for visitors, as it has received 856,774 visitors during the first semester of 2011 while in 2010, it received 772,299. The border of Paso Canca received 112, 605 visitors during the first semester of 2011, registering 12,474 more visitors than last year. The central cruise ports received 218, 384 travelers up to the month of August in 2011 while in 2010, for the same time period, they had received 186,737 cruise passengers.