Panama looking to attract more tourism from Europe
Minister of Tourism, Ruben Blades, will travel to Berlin, London, and Amsterdam shortly in order to negotiated more flights to Panama.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
To date, they have reached out to Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and KLM. KLM has been offering direct flights to Panama from Amsterdam since March and will increase the frequency to 5 flights per week in December. "They hope to reach 7 per week," added Blades .
Panama will participate in the international Top Resa fair which will be held in Paris from September 16 to 19.
In a conference held in Barcelona, the Vice-minister of Tourism indicated that Panama continues growing and needs to expand its hotel offerings.
During the first nine months of the year, the country received 13.1% more visitors than during the same period in 2007.
Six prominent publicity companies have responded to the second call for bids made by the Panamanian Tourist Institute.
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