Panama Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Panama 2015

Buoyed by expanded connectivity and increasing investment, Panama’s tourism sector has experienced unprecedented growth in the past few years. Today, it is a pillar of economic development, generating more revenues than transit fees from the Panama Canal ($1.92bn) or the Colón Free Trade Zone ($1.9bn). According to the Tourism Authority of Panama, visitor numbers have grown every year since...

Despite slower GDP growth of 6.2% in 2014, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Panama remains one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies, a trend set to continue in coming years with the IMF forecasting average annual growth of around 6.5% over the next five years.

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La industria del turismo en Panamá continúa mostrando un crecimiento sólido en el número de visitantes y se espera que, apoyada en el aumento de las inversiones, siga registrando una mayor expansión.

Buoyed by increasing connectivity and promotional efforts at the international level, Panama’s meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) segment has seen stable growth in the past few years. Panama forms a key part of the MICE market in the Central American region, and the short-term outlook for the segment is promising. Expansion of MICE infrastructure,...

The economic development Panama has experienced over the past decade has had a lasting impact on the tourism sector. Buoyed by expanded connectivity and increasing investment in hotels and convention centres, the sector has experienced unprecedented growth in the past few years. Today, it is a pillar of Panama’s economic development, generating more revenues than transit...

Despite slower GDP growth of 6.2% in 2014, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Panama remains one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies, a trend set to continue in coming years with the IMF forecasting average annual growth of around 6.5% over the next five years.

La industria del turismo en Panamá ha tenido significativos avances en los últimos años, y hoy el país es uno de los principales destinos turísticos en América Latina. 

La industria del turismo ha sido un pilar clave en la administración del presidente Ricardo Martinelli y seguirá siendo eje fundamental de la economía panameña en sus esfuerzos por mantener el crecimiento del PIB junto a la creación de al menos 860 mil nuevos puestos de trabajo para 2020.