Avianca pledges half a million dollars to support the work of the Madrid-based Central America Tourism Agency (CATA).
The Latin American airline Avianca reaffirmed its dedication to promoting tourism across Central America by signing an agreement with the Central America Tourism Agency (CATA), whose headquarters are in Madrid, Spain.
Tourism in Panama is managed by the state and supported by private enterprise, and as a product of this union is Expoturismo 2013. The country's international tourism expo is growing every year, under the sponsorship of the Chamber of Tourism and the Chamber of Commerce.
From November 21st to 24th, Panama City will host the Interactive Tourism Congress, organized by the Confederation of Latin American Tourism Organizations (COTAL), a group with 55 years of experience.
Ernesto Orillac, the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Panama, says that the country has recently grown as a tourist destination and has nothing to envy of its neighbors. Although its primary objective is to drive visits from Latin America, Spain stands out as a key market since it "is a bridge to all of Europe."
A certain segment of the American population has long had second homes abroad and/or retired there – especially people of means and/or with personal or family connections to attractive overseas venues. But the number of them considering such a possibility has begun to expand rapidly over recent years due to a combination of both push and pull factors.