Tourism

A productive trip to Europe for the AMP

Calzada Amador.

The Government of Panama is expecting that 665 new vessels, currently in construction, will register in the national shipping registry, said the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) administrator, Jorge Barakat, after making an assessment of his October tour through Europe.

The administrator explained that in addition to that figure, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) vessels should be added, after an agreement was made in Geneva, Switzerland, with MSC president, Gianluigi Aponte, its CEO, Diego Aponte and […]

Panama and Lufthansa will sign agreement to boost tourism

Panamá y Lufthansa firmarán acuerdo para aumentar turismo

The Cabinet Council authorized the Panama Tourism Authority to sign a Shared Publicity Agreement for $8.5 million with the German company, Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaf, to promote Panama as a tourist and commercial destination in Europe.

This agreement was negotiated during the recent visit of the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, with Lufthansa’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jens Bischof, with the idea of increasing the volume of traffic between Europe and Panama and at the […]

Tocumen meets security standards

El loby del Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen.

The US agency, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), found that Tocumen International Airport and aircraft operators flying between that nation and Panama complied with all the safety standards.

Last September a TSA team visited the premises of Tocumen S.A., the company that has managed the terminal since 2003, to check the airport and confirm that the security controls put in place are appropriate.

According to the source, the technical visit is part of an ongoing security […]

Pullmantur to operate year-round from Colon

The cruise ship line Pullmantur Cruises is reinforcing its commitment to the development of a permanent operation from the port of Colon 2000 during the 2017 season.

The company now makes Panama one of its main homeports in the Caribbean, increasing the number of passengers who will embark in Colon by more than 30%.

At the regional level, Pullmantur Cruises strengthens its presence in the Caribbean with growth in capacity of 40%. This was explained […]

MSC Cruises expands presence in Cuba

MSC Armonia

MSC Cruises has announced that it will strengthen its presence in Cuba, placing a second ship in Havana and using it as a homeport for the northern winter of 2016-2017.

The company says it “continues to meet the increasing demand to know the culture of this Caribbean island. In a plan that will double the number of itineraries that MSC Caribbean focuses on Cuba, and the MSC Armonia will join the MSC Opera in Havana […]

The third largest Spanish airline is flying to Panama

Air Europa llega a Panamá para transportar pasajeros a cruceros

Air Europa, Spain’s third largest airline, started operations on Friday, December 4, with charter flights from Barajas International Airport, Madrid, to Tocumen International Airport, in Panama City. The flights will arrive on Friday at midday and will depart the following Friday at 2 pm. There will be a total of 16 flights until March 2016, with the possibility of becoming a regular frequency, depending on the demand.

This route will take passengers to Colón where […]

President Varela speaks with cruise ship operators

President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez ended his international mission in Miami, where he held meetings with some of the major cruise lines, tourism and port authorities.

The President was accompanied by the administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, Gustavo Him and the administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat.

During a meeting with representatives of the two major cruise lines in the United States, Varela presented the advantages and benefits of a home port […]