The Deputy Minister of Tourism Ernesto Orillac, on behalf of the Panama Tourism Authority, received the Excellency award at FITUR for implementing the Quality Certification System with tourism companies. 

Three couples dressed in the traditional pollera costume dance to folk music on the entertainment stage of Panama's pavilion. City Carnival Queen Virginia Hernández is also present, wearing her eye-catching crown.

Panama won its first Guinness World Record by bringing together 5,084 people, from children to adolescents, to paint a 7,000 square meter representation of the Panama Canal locks.

By resolution number 5 of the Cabinet on January 7, 2014, the Panama Tourism Authority has the pleasure of announcing the candidates for the Queen of the 2014 Metrocity Carnival.

The Panama Canal, one of the engineering marvels of the world, is gearing up to celebrate its 100 years of existence in 2014. The country will kick off the celebration of the historic event at FITUR 2014, to be held from January 22nd to 26th in Madrid, Spain.