DIGG They stay on ships cruising the Panama Canal, a grand sluice carved from the narrow isthmus more than 100 years ago that remains one of the greatest engineering marvels in the world. It’s a daylong trip with vistas of rain forests, lakes and three sets of gigantic locks. Then the ships exit on […]
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If you live or are visiting Chiriqui province of Panama (Boquete, David, Volcan) it is just as fast and more economical to fly into San Jose, Costa Rica and then take a regional flight to David. San Jose has many flights from all over the U.S. and the world and there are daily flights […]
This is an article about the new tourism authority and the secret master plan draft that is going with it. Read my comments below in bold.IPAT will become the Authority of Tourism and members of the sector try to give to the State an effective and modern structure that allows the development, the promotion and […]
Time for another rant!Today an article appeared in the local paper about the proposed new immigration changes being bantered about. Although the president has special powers to implement new regulations regarding immigration and tourism, he is required to pass it to various affected agencies and private enterprises to get their take on new proposals. At […]
The fact that the number of “visitors” coming to Panama has increased dramatically over the past 10 years is undeniable. Yet it’s important to make a distinction between “visitors” and “tourists”. 41 percent of the increase in visitors over this period can be attributed to the increase in cruise ship passengers. […]
Here is another revealing article from the local press about the secret advertising campaign the ministry of tourism is launching. Even if the campaign were successful, which I doubt, where will all of these tourist stay and how will they get around the country? The city hotels are already full of businessmen and there are […]
Estonia is being tipped as a potential property hotspot
Predicting the next big markets for overseas property buyers is becoming increasingly difficult as time moves on, as there are now few developed countries where British buyers have not started to pick up property and develop or improve it. With the increasing influence of low-cost airlines on […]
SAN JOSE, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) — China-Costa Rica diplomatic relations, which were established just seven months ago, have made rapid progress and will have a “very good” future, Chinese Ambassador to San Jose Wang Xiaoyuan said Friday.
Speaking at the Foreign Press Association in Costa Rica, Wang said that China and […]
I found this article which tells us what was new and different in travel in 2007, and how those developments affect our future travels? Panama gets top mention, not for tourism, but as a place people are looking to retire. Hmmmm, residential tourism.Excerpt: In addition to Costa Rica, awash in tourism, increasing numbers of Americans […]
Paul McBride, director and general manager of the international sales and marketing firm Prima Panama, S.A., has published a report critical of the tourism statistics produced by the Instituto Panameño de Turismo (Ipat).
McBride’s analysis is entitled, “The true history behind the tourism numbers in Panama.” McBride and Ipat are at odds over several issues, […]