Una de las grandes proezas de la humanidad, fue la construcción del Canal de Panamá, registrada en la historia el 15 de Agosto de 1914 como el punto estratégico comercial más importante del mundo. El Canal de Panamá une al Mar Caribe y al Océano Pacífico en el punto más estrecho del Istmo de Panamá, permitiendo a las navieras ahorrar semanas en el tráfico de mercancías, ya que antiguamente debían cruzar el Estrecho de Magallanes -las aguas más peligrosas del planeta.
Panama has become very popular destination with many places to visit across the country. A major draw is that Panama has beautiful, antique chapels that retain an enigmatic feel of former eras in their structures, such as the Iglesia del Carmen, located in the heart of Vía España.
On June 11th we will be visited by the CEO of the airline VivaColombia, which will inaugurate its Bogotá-Panamá-Bogotá and Medellín-Panamá-Medellín flights this August 1st.
The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) played a major role in the reception and meetings held by the Panama Olympic Committee (COP) for the ODECABE delegation, who were on an inspection visit to Panama to choose the country that will host the next XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018.
Passengers on Copa Airlines' first flight from Montreal bound for Panama were surprised by the airline's welcome festivities held in honor of this occasion.
Tocumen International Airport, one of the most important in the region, receives European passengers arriving into the country on direct flights. Major European airlines have recently announced that they will be adding either new routes or frequencies to the Panamanian capital.