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Panama: One Year – 1.5 Million Visitors

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More than 1.5 million visitors have entered Panama through September 2012, marking a 6.5% increase compared to the same period the prior year.

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Original Article Text From Panama America via Google Translate :

Over 1.5 million Visitors Come to Panama

The attractive places in Panama continue to attract many visitors preferences, which is reflected in the figures of tourist arrivals to the country, which recorded an increase of 6.9% in the first nine months of the year.

In total, from January to September entered the country a million visitors 530 000 574, representing about 98 000 907 tourists more than in the same period in 2011, reports the Panama Tourism Authority.

Foreign exchange earnings amounted to 1673.1 million, an increase of 19.5%, or approximately an additional $ 273 million the previous period.

The Tourism Authority has projected growth this year of between 7% to 8% to end 2012 with the arrival of 2.2 million visitors.

Tocumen International Airport remains the leading tourist arrivals to the country with a million 115 thousand 647 visitors, an increase of 16.8% to 160 thousand 230 additional visitors to the previous period.

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