Progress has been made in the projections made since 2008, when the country received 1,575,051 visitors. By 2012 that number had increased to 2,200,000, resulting in global revenue in the last several years of $2,120,000 million for the tourism sector. This can be broken down into 58.2% in daily visitor spending and 48.3% in lodging.
Conventions are a form of insurance for hotels, ensuring bookings any time of the year. Panama has ideal venues that are equipped with all the logistics resources needed to successfully host conventions, congresses, exhibitions, seminars, and other events at the national or international level. Panama also offers visitor facilities of excellent quality and service, such as hotels, restaurants and casinos, and interesting tourist attractions, from beaches and islands to mountains.
This month is a great time to walk the streets of Panama, now proudly festooned with the red, white, and blue of the national flag. The main avenues will be scenes of festivity with gallant, beautiful, and very colorful parades of marching bands, government representatives, and students from public and private schools around the country dressed in attractive costumes that reflect the nation's folklore and patriotism.
One of the most important fairs in the world of tourism will once again take place this year in the British capital. From November 4 to 7, 2013, the top companies and leading professionals in the tourism industry will gather at London's ExCel Exhibition Centre to showcase their latest tourism-related developments and innovations at the World Travel Market.