11th Portobelo Congos & Diablos Festival will start 27 April 2019
The Fundacion Portobelo and the Grupo Realce Historico announce that on Saturday, April 27 they will hold the 11th PORTOBELO CONGOS AND DIABLOS FESTIVAL. This is the main event for Panamanian Afro-colonial culture. Without a doubt it’s a major cultural and tourist attraction for locals and foreigners, who fill the streets of the historic town to enjoy the autochthonous manifestations of this area of the province of Colon.
IAHR World Congress will take place in Hotel Riu Plaza Panama 01 - 06 September 2019
The IAHR World Congress focuses on the central theme that is Water – Connecting the World. the focal topics include Hydraulic Structures, Ports and Coastal Engineering, Hydro-Environment, Water Management and Hydro-informatics, River and Sediment Management, and Climate Change and Extreme Events.
Ibero-Latin-American Federation of Plastic Surgery will held XII Central American and Caribbean Congress - FILACP: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 20 - 23 of February 2019
XII Central American and Caribbean Congress — FILACP: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is organized by Ibero-Latin-American Federation of Plastic Surgery / Federacion Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirugia Plastica (FILACP) and will be held from Feb 20 — 23, 2019 at Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino, Panama City, Panama.
Panama was names by New York Times one of Five Latin American Must see destinations for 2019
Puerto Rico, Panama, the city of Salvador (Brazil), the Costalegre region (Mexico) and the Elqui valley (Chile) are the five Latin American destinations that the influential American newspaper New York Times has included in its list of 52 places in the world that must be visited in 2019.
Panama based Star Alliance Copa was names The most punctual airline
The winner is Panama based Star Alliance carrier Copa. OAG’s Punctuality League is based on 57 million flight records using full-year data to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports.
Air Europa to open 5 weekly flights to Panama
The Spanish airline Air Europa will open new routes to Panama, Medellín (Colombia), and Iguazú (Argentina) in June as part of its expansion plan for 2019 that includes an increase of 8.5% of seats on long-haul flights.
Panama to Invest 2.2 Million for 2019 Carnival
The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) reported that it will invest 2.2 mill for next year’s Carnival festivities, with 1.5 million to be invested in Panama City. The remaining 700,000 dollars will be for the rest of the country’s provinces. Administrator of Tourism, Gustavo Him, explained «Carnival in Panama: a country in party 2019» will grace the country from March 1 to 5, 2019.
Panama improves its tourism offer
More companies are interested in opening hostels and hotels in Panama and the Panama Tourism Authority Department of Tourist Enterprises has registered 28 hostels and hotels in Chiriqui, 25 in Bocas del Toro, 14 in Cocle and 12 in the province of Panama.
Currently five hotels have started operations in Bocas del Toro, three in Isla Colon, one in Chiriqui Grande and one on Isla Carenero. Soraya Alderete, ATP Quality and Tourist Culture Department chief pointed out that Bocas del Toro is a paradise of spectacular landscapes, a mixture of black and indigenous culture, beaches with crystal clear water, where you can practice aquatic sports and restaurants offer excellent gastronomy.
United Airlines expands partnership with Copa and Avianca
United Airlines today announced it has reached an agreement with Compañía Panameña de Aviación S.A. (Copa), Aerovías del Continente Americano S. A. (Avianca) and many of Avianca’s affiliates, for a joint business agreement (JBA) that, pending government approval, is expected to provide substantial benefits for customers, communities and the marketplace for air travel between the United States and 19 countries in Central and South America.
WYD brings Gaudi to Panama’s Biomuseo
The exhibition ’Gaudí, son of María’ will be brought from Spain to Panama for World Youth Day 2018. The gesture is in honor of the Marian faith of the famous modernist architect. A new exhibition on the expiatory temple of the Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona, Spain, from architect Antonio Gaudí, will be part of the cultural offer that will be featured at the World Youth Day (WYD) for the enjoyment of its pilgrims in Panama.