Sunday, August 14

Panama Travel Mart left $ 30 million in negotiations

The National Chamber of Tourism of Panama (Camtur), reported that the Panama Travel Mart, held within the framework of the fifth National Tourism Convention (Conatur), at the beginning of October, left an estimated $ 30 million in business, with different suppliers.

In accordance with Camtur, This includes more than eight charter operations already confirmed from Colombia, with more than 1,200 passengers with a projection in 2022 of at least 4,000 passengers for that operator.

Trying to 2021 which was organized with the support of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), included in the agenda of this important event the realization in its first edition of the Panama Travel Mart , with 430 scheduled appointments between buyers and sellers of tourism products, which were 100% fulfilled during the two-day round of negotiations “, said the president of Camtur, Ernesto Orillac.

Also during the fair event, promotional exhibitions of the attractions of the Panamanian isthmus were generated for $ 1 million, of which $ 640 thousand have already been completed and articles of National Geographic in Spanish and Bogotá Weather.

The level of satisfaction of the event was excellent, according to the international wholesalers who were very grateful and highlighted the degree of organization of the activity and of being able to get to know a new Panama with excellent products of great value ”, Orillac underlined.

While the general administrator of the ATP, Ivan Eskildsen, expressed that Panama Travel Mart yielded very positive results for the economic reactivation and was a good complement to Trying, proposed by the private sector.

Near 40 participants between tour operators and three major companies Mice (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) from 11 countries in North, Central and South America they met the main destinations of the capital city and the interior of the country.

In the province of Chiriquí made tours in Highlands, the suspension bridges, the Barú Volcano and the Dracula farm; on the Pacific Riviera they got to know its spectacular beaches and attended a mixology workshop and those who attended the Panama al Natural tour visited the Canal, the Old Town, shared with the indigenous community Embera, They tasted the typical gastronomy of the country and went to the shopping centers. Likewise, they moved to the modern facilities of the Panama Convention Center (PCC), where they learned about all their areas.

Orillac reiterated that Trying and Panama Travel Mart They had a lot of exposure, since in addition to the local press, important media from United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia and National Geographic of Latin America, that also showed the beauty of the Panamanian tourism product.