The tourist proposals seek to discover the sites visited by the conqueror Núñez de Balboa and showcase rural handicrafts.
Panama City, July 29, 2013. - Panama is promoting tourist itineraries to introduce visitors to the rural areas and unexplored, wild landscapes in the country. To follow in the footsteps of Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the discoverer of the Pacific Ocean, or take in the craft and culture of the countryside are the new tourist options for this Latin American destination.
Two businessmen in the tourism sector, Enrique Pesantez and Moisés Veliz, were honored in the Trajectory category in the award ceremony at the Huaca de Oro First Tourism Gala of the Panama Chamber of Tourism (CAMTUR) held last Thursday at the Hotel Westin on Costa del Este near the capital city.
The hotel industry represents a significant portion of the Panamanian economy, and in the last 24 months it has increased by 40-45%, said Annette Cárdenas, representative of the Panamanian Chamber of Tourism.
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.