At a press conference in Panama focusing on the tourism and aviation industry, Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), referred to the advantages in Panama for the expansion of the Tocumen air terminal, describing it as one of the best airports in the world and a model for the aviation world. Present at the conference were David Hernandez, IATA Area Manager for Central America; Peter Cerda, IATA Regional Vice President of [...]
Starbucks and Juan Valdez, of Colombia, are just two of the companies interested in participating in tenders for commercial areas at Tocumen International Airport.
The specifications for the procurement of 15 of the 40 areas available at Tocumen will be announced in the coming weeks and the duration of the concessions is estimated to be between five and 10 years.
Starbucks has shown interest in participating in bids being made by Tocumen SA, specifically for [...]
As the builder of 14 commercial passenger ferries and day charter vessels, Sonny Eymann knows a thing or two about what it takes to provide reliable passenger service to meet the expectations of visitors, Pearl Island residents and business owners.
“Until we started the ferry service to Las Perlas, there was no reliable transportation between Panama City and the Pearl Islands,” said Eymann. “There were multiple commercial airline flights to Contadora, but a plane scheduled [...]
Travelers can now enjoy two days aboard a ship in the Bocas Del Toro islands, an internationally renowned destination with tropical architecture, music and authentic gastronomy.
The ship Ferry Xpress reached Isla Colón on its first voyage on Saturday, October 25.
This began the sightseeing cruises from the Port of Colón 2000.
This new tourism product is providing services of a cruise ship to the islands. The trip from the city of Colón lasts 12 [...]
By Ilene Little
Why we love the ocean
Oceans, lakes, rivers, pools, even fountains can irresistibly affect our minds. Reflexively we know this: there is a good reason why a view of a beach is more appealing than a view of a stockyard. There are logical explanations for our tendency to go to the water’s edge for some of the most significant moments of our lives. But why? And why do some feel the need to [...]
A highly recommended read for anyone interested in the history of Panama and the Canal is a book just released in this year of the waterway’s 100th anniversary entitled “How Teddy Took Panama” by David Adamson Harper. Described as a historical novel, the book tells the story of the founding of the Republic of Panama, artfully interwoven with a fictitious but highly plausible plot involving a secret service agent charged with the dangerous [...]