Tourism

Construction starts on Amador Cruise Port

Una de las propuestas para el terminal de cruceros de Amador.

The movement of the first shovel of earth in the construction area, work began on the Amador Cruise Terminal.

This is an initiative promoted by the national government through the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) marking the beginning of a new phase that will impact favorably on the maritime industry and will promote the diversification of the national tourism sector with the arrival of more cruise ships to the Amador area.

The future Amador cruise terminal […]

Copa-Pullmantur agreement could generate about $16 million for Panama

Más personas toman cruceros para sus vacaciones.

A collaboration agreement between Panama’s Copa Airlines and the Spanish cruise ship company Pullmantur could generate for Panama about $16 million, by promoting a stay in the country of two days by 130,000 visitors during the season 2017-2018, according to the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP).

The ATP Deputy Minister, Jennifer Champsuir, explained at a press conference that a study was made with the Spanish cruise company to see the impact of promotional packages that will […]

Panama must offer Chinese tourists more than beaches

Los turistas chinos quieren cultura.

Panama has to rethink its tourism model and offer more than sun and beach if it wants to attract more Chinese tourists following the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Asian country, said a Panamanian business leader.

“The Chinese have a different form of tourism and offering them beach and sunshine is not what they want, as they cover themselves a lot so they do not get burned.” Chinese people want culture and shopping,” said […]

Wingo consolidate in Panama and region in first six months

Wingo es la primera aerolínea panameña de bajo costo.

The Colombian airline Wingo, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, in six months of operations in Panama, has sold more than $38 million and carried more than 334,000 passengers.

The low-cost airline started low-cost flights depart from Panama with direct flights to four cities – San José (Costa Rica) Cali, Medellín and Bogotá (Colombia).

In February the company inaugurated the Panama-Cartagena-Panama route.

At the moment Wingo does not plan to fly to a new destination, but […]

Panama Pacific Cruise Terminal awarded

Una terminal de crucero se construirá en Calzada Amador.

The consortium Cruceros del Pacifico, consisting of the Belgian company Jan De Nul and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, will build the cruise ship terminal on Perico Island, on the Amador causeway.

The consortium committed to reducing its economic offer to meet the reference price set by the Panama Maritime Authority.

The companies had offered $197 million, exceeding by $31 million the amount set by the entity. Article 23, point 23, of Law 22, which […]

United States lends airport equipment to Panama

As part of joint efforts by Panamanian and US authorities to improve regional air transport safety, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provided equipment for aviation security inspection to the Panamanian State.

This project, which began in 2015, comes after the resumption of the global commitment to strengthen civil aviation safety standards unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council through Resolution 2309 of September 22, 2016.

The equipment loan will be carried out in […]

Low cost airlines conquer Central America

Líneas aéreas de bajo costo conquistan Centroamérica

Twenty years ago the segment of low-cost airlines took off, mainly in Europe and the United States.

Latin America first saw the trend in emerging markets, such as Brazil.

In the case of Central America, the flights have begun to arrive with a little delay, but each day they are strengthening in the market.

The boom has occurred especially in Panama and Costa Rica, which have operations of companies such as Viva Colombia, Wingo and […]