Central America Aims for Conventions Tourism
Tourism businessmen created the Central America Bureu to promote the region as a business tourism destination.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Roberto Robles, director of the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (Inguat), explained that CAB will ‘simplify, foster and promote the regional integration of policies and activities to strengthen this industry’.
The countries of the region are compete for organizing events and conferences whose participants spend on average $1,200 per day.
On average, each person attending a convention injects $300 per day into the Panamanian economy, for accommodation, shopping, food and transport.
The act of holding conventions in Panama has intensified areas such as transportation, lodging and shopping, and its contribution to GDP is projected for this year at $32 million.
The country has potential to become a destination for regional and international conventions.
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