Panama promotes tourism in priority markets on the US East Coast
Reducing the cost of tickets by increasing the frequency of air flights is an important premise in the agenda carried out by the National Government, through the Tourism Authority of Panama
With a view to promoting Panama in priority markets with wholesale tour operators in: New York, New Jersey and Atlanta, Panamanian businessmen and representatives of hotel associations attended meetings, together with the administrator of the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), Iván Eskildsen , from this Monday, April 25.
"Delta Vacation recently increased its flight frequencies to Panama, which translates into more routes and airlines to have better rates," said the ATP administrator. Starting December 18, Delta will increase the frequency of flights. Every Saturday there will be a flight to the city of Orlando, Florida. On December 19, the route to Los Angeles, California begins with 1 flight every Sunday.
As of December 19, a second frequency on Sundays to the city of Atlanta, Georgia. And, from January 7, it adds one more flight on Saturdays. In December, the start of a new route to JFK, New York and three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
For its part, the Panamanian Association of Hotels (APATEL) represented by its president, Raúl Jiménez, described as positive all the strategic efforts made by the Government of Panama. “These meetings allow us to show the wide range of opportunities that our country offers and to promote tourism with its unique characteristics, whether it be conventions, as well as the majestic and modern city, its wonderful and multiple beaches on both coasts of the isthmus, the mountains , hiking and many other fascinating proposals as a destination”.
The agenda developed by the ATP will continue this Wednesday in New York with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA is a voluntary, professional, trade association created with the primary goal of promoting integrity within the tour operator industry.
For this Friday, the public-private alliance that leads the ATP will be in Boston, Philadelphia with G Adventures, which has a broad definition of community tourism that places the traveler in the foreground with: the people, the cultures, the landscapes and the wild life. Likewise, a meeting will be held in said city with Tourism Cares, an entity known for bringing together all sectors within the travel industry to create positive changes such as: helping in disaster relief efforts or planning the future of the industry tour.