The Canadian company Sunwing will move its hotel division to Panamá, due to the touristic growth statistics in this country. This company, which conducts charter flights from Canada to Panamá, will close its hotel division that remains in Mexico and Dominic Republic in order to operate its hotel division from Panama. Sunwing is part of the TUI Company, one of the largest tour operators in the world.
Sunwing operates the Royalton Resort hotel in Panama.
Sunwing reported that it is interested in broadening its charter flights to Panama when the international airport in Rio Hato comes into full operation. During the high tourist season, Sunwing has two weekly flights from Canada to Panama. Most of the Canadian tourists specifically seek beach destinations. Ten charter flights arrive to Panama every week, particularly from Ecuador and Canada. The high tourist season occurs within the months of December and April.