Panama will present its commitment to sustainability and safety at FITUR

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Panama will present its commitment to sustainability and safety at FITUR
Mon April 05, 2021

The country will exhibit a new booth where tourist activities and experiences in three areas will be announced


Panama will present at FITUR 2021 its commitment to sustainability and safety in the year of its Bicentennial. The Panamanian delegation, which will be attended by the country's Minister of Tourism, Iván Eskildsen, and the Tourism Promotion Fund (PROMTUR), will be present, once again, at the next edition of the International Tourism Fair, which celebrates its edition "Special Recovery Tourism", from May 19 to 23, at Feria de Madrid.

Panama will exhibit at FITUR a new stand in which aspects such as safety and sustainability have prevailed in its construction, and where visitors will be made aware of the tourist activities that the country will lead this year and in the future under the Master Plan of Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025 (PMTS). All this in the year in which the country celebrates its Bicentennial of independence from Spain.

This plan reactivates Panama's Tourism, Conservation and Research (TCI) strategy and brings the country's conservation and sustainability efforts to the fore, along with its unique nature, culture, and historical offerings. The plan is capitalized on a fundamental aspect, especially in the current scenario, such as the complete security offered by the destination, to which, without a doubt, good communications from Panama contribute, the fact that any point of the country is within easy reach. less than three hours from the capital and a healthcare with high quality standards.

Three great proposals

The updated strategy and heritage experiences that Panama will present at FITUR 2021 focus on three areas: Cultural Heritage, Green Heritage and Blue Heritage.

• Cultural Heritage: This area will focus on the history of Panama as the Bridge of the World, connecting world-class attractions such as the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage), the famous Panama Canal or the first interoceanic railway, among others. In addition, the Cultural Heritage will show the multicultural diversity of the country, offering experiences through its three cultures: its 7 indigenous groups, its Afro-Panamanian heritage and its colorful Spanish colonial culture.

• Green Heritage: The objective is to present Panama as a country with extraordinary biodiversity, with more species of birds, reptiles, mammals and trees than the United States and Canada combined. The activities of the Green Heritage take the visitor through national parks, protected areas and private reserves in the neotropical rainforest of Panama. And it is that a third of the country is protected.

• Blue Heritage: The base of this area will focus on the creation of the land bridge of the Isthmus of Panama, by separating the Atlantic and the Pacific, becoming two different oceans in terms of tides, climate and marine fauna. The experiences offered in the various ecosystems on the Blue Heritage routes include whale watching in the surroundings of the Coiba National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the admiration of turtle conservation projects in the Pacific Ocean, as well as the exploration of the Caribbean turquoise waters of Bocas del Toro.

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