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.
Agritourism has positively impacted Panama, providing added value to farms. Recently, the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) helped organize the first national conference titled "Strengthening Community Rural Eco-Agritourism: The European Experience", led by two guest speakers from Spain.
The World Bank (WB) announced the results of this year's Doing Business ranking, in which Panama achieved an escalation of six positions, from 61st up to 55th. The latest report, which assesses the ease of doing business in 189 countries around the world, ranks the isthmus number one in Central America and the fifth country in Latin America, coming in after Chile (34th), Peru (42nd), Colombia (43rd), and Mexico (53rd).
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of a patriotic movement, Andrés Villa has written his fifth novel, entitled The 9th of January. The author compiled testimonies of those who witnessed the episodes that day when Panamanians struggled to restore their national dignity.
At the National Competitiveness Forum, the General Manager of the Panama Tourism Authority, Salo Shamah, named connectivity, infrastructure, and products as the three categories in which the tourism sector has contributed towards Panama's high marks in global competitiveness.
The Presidente Remón Racetrack is just 10 minutes from downtown Panama City, located in the township of Juan Díaz, along the South Corridor and on the José Agustín Arango Road. The equestrian sporting venue is considered "Home of the best horseriders in the world" and will form part of the grand Irving Saladino Athletic Complex that encompasses the Roberto Durán gymnasium, Rommel Fernandez stadium, Eyleen Coparropa swimming pool, and Romelito synthetic tennis court. This horseracing arena, which opened on July 14, 1956, has hosted champions of the International Caribbean Classic on 13 occasions, making it the undisputed leader of horse riding.
The racetrack holds international races from Monday to Sunday and national races on Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their children for the added attraction of pony rides offered at the racetrack.
Admission is B/.1.00, reimbursable upon placing a bet in our facilities. Additionally, you can enjoy the new and comfortable Turff Bet & Sports Bar on the 1st and 2nd floor.