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It’s All About Location – and Panama’s Got It

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Location, location, location, and Panama’s got it. The nation is pushing its tourism position as the ideal hub from which to explore many areas of Central and South America.

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Panama Pushes Position to Pull Tourism

The expansion of Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport will see the addition of more than 50 new stores, and a new food court.

It’s all about location, and Panama’s got it, says its Vice Minister of Tourism, Ernesto Orillac.

Located in Central America, Panama represents a unique proposition for travelers: not only does it straddle the divide between North and South America, offering a palpable mix of the two continents, but it links the two oceans of the Pacific and Atlantic, most famously with its canal.

As such, the nation sees itself as the ideal hub from which to explore many areas of the region.

“Panama is a destination that is rising”, Mr Orillac told e-Travel Blackboard, stressing the importance of connectivity to the region.

“It is not a destination that will fill an entire plane, but the hub of Panama will make the airlines come to Panama and then connect to all of Central America, South America the Caribbean in less than 45 minutes.

“The important thing is not only Panama as a product, but that we can actually lure airlines, flights from different destinations to do multi-destinations and use Panama as a hub.”

Mr Orillac was speaking to e-Travel Blackboard at major MICE trade show MITM Americas, which was held at the Intercontinental Playa Resort and Spa in Panama City last week.

Attesting to the diversity of Panama, e-Travel Blackboard was in less than one hour taken (by plane) from its bustling capital city to the Caribbean Islands of Bocas del Toro province.

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