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05 June 2018

Panama will host, for the first time, a global summit on the "marketing economy"

Panama will host, for the first time, a global summit on the "marketing economy"

The City of Panama, will host for the first time on June 20 and 21 the International Summit «EXMA-Expo Marketing», which will be attended by representatives of 10 countries and whose main activity will be the marketing economy focused on tourism, reported an official source.

23 May 2018

29th International Pediatric Association Congress will take place in Panama 17—21 March 2019

29th International Pediatric Association Congress will take place in Panama 17—21 March 2019

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at the 29th International Pediatric Association Congress. The IPA 2019 Congress will be held March 17 – 21, 2019 in beautiful Panama City, Panama in the year of this vibrant city’s Quincentennial Celebration!

16 May 2018

Panama Canal adds new milestone with the passage of a luxury megacourse

Panama Canal adds new milestone with the passage of a luxury megacourse

The cruise Norwegian Bliss, with a capacity for 5,000 passengers, crossed the expansion of the Panama Canal on Monday and marked a new milestone for the interoceanic route, since it is the largest ship of this type that has traveled through its waters in its history. The Norwegian Bliss is «the largest passenger ship that has traveled the interoceanic way. It has a total length of 325.9 (1,069.2 feet) meters width, sleeve 41.4 (135.8 feet) meters and an 8.3 meter (27.2 feet) draft», said the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

11 May 2018

Panama Canal rules out another extension until 2025 due to lack of water

Panama Canal rules out another extension until 2025 due to lack of water

The Panama Canal ruled out the possibility of building a fourth set of locks at least until 2025 today because it has not yet found a new water source, said the water route administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano. «I do not see it being done before 2025 because first we have to be sure that we have water and that the demand of it is correct. So far there has been no decision, we have simply taken the decision to study other sources of water and also study the technical aspects,» he said.

04 May 2018

School ships from 8 countries will arrive in Panama at a continental boat parade

School ships from 8 countries will arrive in Panama at a continental boat parade

School ships from eight countries with around 2,000 cadets will arrive in Panama next July as part of the Velas Latinoamérica 2018 boat parade, an event held to celebrate its third edition this year and that includes the Central American country for the first time. The representative of Panama at the event, Orley Jiménez, told today Acan-Efe that the school ships from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, will be in the country from July 7 to 10.

27 April 2018

Tocumen, at the forefront for service and operation

Tocumen, at the forefront for service and operation

The gateway to Panama, which is preferred by nationals and foreigners, will take on a new face at the end of 2018. We refer to the Tocumen International Airport.  The total completion of terminal two of the aforementioned air terminal, whose investment amounts to 800 million US dollars, is scheduled towards the second half of this year, according to information provided by Carlos Duboy, general manager of the airport.

24 April 2018

Panama will host the 20th General Assembly of the Ibero-American Judicial Summit in April 2020

Panama will host the 20th General Assembly of the Ibero-American Judicial Summit in April 2020

Panama will host the 20th General Assembly of the Ibero-American Judicial Summit in April 2020, as decided by a vote on Thursday during a plenary session held in Quito, Ecuador, reported today the Panamanian Judicial Branch.

19 April 2018

Panama city icon refurbished and wille turned to venue for event

Panama city icon refurbished and wille turned to venue for event

The Panama Municipality has begun refurbishment works on the Municipality House, a mansion built in 1881, which has been the scene of many historical encounters and today serves as the setting for important municipal events. During the ceremony to note the start of work on the project, Panama Mayor, José Blandón Figueroa, gave the house keys to Pablo Torres, general manager of JC Decaux, the company in charge of the restoration.

17 April 2018

The new Amador Convention Center will be opened in end of 2018 in Panama

The new Amador Convention Center will be opened in end of 2018 in Panama

The new Amador Convention Center (CCA) in Panama is expected to be delivered by the end of 2018. The convention center is the most important link for hotels in the city, because it will bring a large flow of visitors and improve hotel occupancy.

13 April 2018

Boom in Panama cruise ship arrivals

Boom in Panama cruise ship arrivals

Cruise ship arrivals and passenger disembarkations at Panama’s Amador marina on the Pacific coast recorded major, recorded major increases in the first quarter of 2018 according to the Tourism Authority.

15 March 2018

The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort Opens In Panama

The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort Opens In Panama

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts announced the brand’s debut in Panama with the opening of The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City, located minutes from the capital’s city-center.

09 March 2018

Panama’s Copa Plans November Move To New Tocumen Terminal

Panama’s Copa Plans November Move To New Tocumen Terminal

Copa Airlines expects to start service out of Panama City Tocumen International Airport’s new Terminal 2 (T2) in November and be «fully operational» in the new facility by mid-2019, the airline’s top executive said. «It seems like a date that we can trust to a high degree is to start partial operations in the new airport by the end of this year,» CEO Pedro Heilbron said on a recent analyst call.

27 February 2018

Meet Tsar Events PANAMA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS GLOBAL member at IMEX Frankfurt 2018, Stand #G412

Meet Tsar Events PANAMA DMC & PCO, a HOSTS GLOBAL member at IMEX Frankfurt 2018, Stand #G412

Let’s meet at IMEX Frankfurt 15 – 17 May 2018! You can make appointment with TSAR EVENTS PANAMA, a HOSTS GLOBAL member  to know news and possibilities for your events  in Panama.

22 February 2018

W Panama Hotel will be opened March 1, 2018

W Panama Hotel will be opened March 1, 2018

Another top international hotel brand is ready to plant its flag in Panama City. A W Hotel will open in the financial district on Jan. 23, marking the first W in Central America.

21 February 2018

The 8th International Festival of Performing Arts will take place in Panama 9—14 March 2018

The 8th International Festival of Performing Arts  will take place in Panama 9—14 March 2018

The 8th International Festival of Performing Arts — Panama 2018 will be from 9 to 14 March. Panama will offer a six days cultural feast with the world´s best theatre performance and contemporary dance.

16 February 2018

The next edition of the Festival "Musicalion" kicks off on February 27

The next edition of the Festival "Musicalion" kicks off on February 27

Dozens of Panamanian artists will participate, for the sixth consecutive year, in the Festival «Musicalion», which will be held in the Omar Cultural and Recreational Park, from February 27 to March 4 and will have the support of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP).

14 February 2018

Viceroy Resort & Residences will open new hotel on Bocas del Toro, Panama

Viceroy Resort & Residences  will open new hotel on Bocas del Toro, Panama

Perched above crystal-blue Caribbean waters on the edge of the rainforest, a new luxury travel experience will soon come to life. Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) has announced plans for Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama, a resort and residences set to open in 2020. The destination will feature 186 modern guest rooms, including 42 overwater villas along 457 acres of coastline — with three miles of private white sand beaches, plus sailing, surfing and hiking adventures just beyond the door.

07 February 2018

IFF Panama (International Film Festival) will take place in Panama 05—10 April 2018

IFF Panama (International Film Festival) will take place in Panama 05—10 April 2018

IFF Panama exists thanks to the immense passion felt by the Panamanian public towards the cinema. It is the audience of this country, always open to exchange with all the nations of the world, which marked the birth of the festival in 2012 and which has made it grow by recognizing it and supporting it as an essential cultural nutrient.

06 February 2018

Historic road Camino de Cruces to become national monument

Historic road Camino de Cruces to become national monument

Moves are afoot to declare the cobblestones of Camino de Cruces, built around 1530 as a national historical monument. Technicians of the National Institute of Culture (INAC) have carried out a topographic survey and the information will be used to promote the declaration. Currently, the colonial cobblestone only enjoys Panama municipal protection.  In November 2017, the Council approved the declaration of Camino de Cruces as a route of cultural and environmental interest. The declaration was made in the face of construction threats and tree felling.

03 February 2018

Panama, Chile team to develop Pacific cruise routes

Panama, Chile team to develop Pacific cruise routes

Chile and Panama are working together to develop and promote Pacific itineraries that support the new cruise terminal under construction at Amador near Panama City and the proposed new Valparaíso pier where cruise ships would get priority.

26 January 2018

The largest cycling event in Panama and Central America will take place 04th of March 2018

The largest cycling event in Panama and Central America will take place 04th of March 2018

GRAN FONDO OCÉANO A OCÉANOPANAMÁ 2018, the largest cycling event in Panama and Central America,  pedaling from ocean to ocean with more than 4,000 participants.   A challenge that will become the best experience of your life. Regardless of your level of experience,  with a little preparation you will be ready to travel from coast to coast.

In addition to living an unparalleled opportunity to share a whole weekend with great legends such as: Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso, Purito Rodriguez, Oscar Sevilla, Victor Hugo Peña and Andres Parra.

18 January 2018

Panama begins construction of new Amador cruise homeport

Panama begins construction of new Amador cruise homeport

Panama broke ground Wednesday for its $166m cruise terminal at Panama City's Amador Causeway, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The development of this new homeport on Perico Island is driven by the national government through the Panama Maritime Authority.

10 January 2018

Flower and Coffee Fair in Boquete Chiriqui with be visited by almost 158,000 guests

 Flower and Coffee Fair in Boquete Chiriqui with be visited by almost 158,000 guests

The (Feria de las Flores y  Cáfe, will run from January 11 to 21 and 200 exhibitors will feature 37 gardens, and over 35 varieties of plants will be on sale alongside a diversity of locally produced handicrafts.

07 December 2017

Air China starting Panama flights in March

Air China starting Panama flights in March

AIR CHINA  will begin flights to Panama in just four months time says Cai JianJiang, president of the National Aviation Company.  He passed the news, to President Juan Carlos Varela, during the current Panama political and trade mission to the People’s Republic of China. It comes after the signing of an aviation agreement between the two countries.

09 November 2017

Panama aims to become a green and accessible destination by 2026

Panama aims to become a green and accessible destination by 2026

The government of Panama assures that it is working on a plan to turn the country into a green and accessible tourist destination by 2026, through adaptations of places for people with reduced mobility and groups of the elderly and the blind, the Authority of Tourism of Panama (ATP) said in a statement.

07 November 2017

Panama will host the ILO (International Labor Organization) assembly in 2018

Panama will host the ILO (International Labor Organization) assembly in 2018

The International Labor Organization (ILO) chose Panama as the venue for its 19th American Regional Meeting, to be held in October 2018.  The event will bring together the 35 labor ministers of the Americas, delegates, union organizations and business chambers of the region that converge every four years to discuss labor issues, said a statement from the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel).

02 November 2017

Panama City among 64 cities joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Panama City among 64 cities joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by Director-General, Irina Bokova. They join a Network at the frontline of UNESCO’s efforts to foster innovation and creativity as key drivers for a more sustainable and inclusive urban development. This network attracts growing interest from local authorities.

19 October 2017

Amador Convention Center will be completed in 2018

Amador Convention Center will be completed in 2018

The Tourism Minister of Panama, Gustavo Him, accompanied by the Director of Projects of the ATP, Erich Velasquez, and representatives of the Consortium CCA-COCIGE, S.A., inspected the works of the Amador Convention Center (CCA), which shows 53% completion. It is expected that construction will be finished in the latter part of 2018.

29 September 2017

Tocumen Ranked The Best Airport In Central America

Tocumen Ranked The Best Airport In Central America

International travel has named the Tocumen International Airpot in Panama for the fourth year in a row, as the top airport in Central America and the Caribbean.

19 September 2017

Exhibition of Maritza Sevilla will start in MoMA Panama on October 19th, 2017

Exhibition of Maritza Sevilla will start in MoMA Panama on October 19th, 2017

The new Museum of Modern Art  – MoMA Panama –  was opened in Panama City this spring. It's located in the Nova building on 53rd Street, Obarrio. MoMA Panamá has been created with the objective of exposing art »with a revolutionary vision that transmits a controversial and universal social message, encompassing the spectrum of modern art» which to date has lacked a presence in the Panamanian cultural market.