The Valle de Pesé, known as 'the industrial town', is preparing to celebrate the 67th Sugar Cane Festival, to take place from March 14 to 17, 2013.

Over the past week considerable work has been done to set up the stage where the festival queen will be crowned and bands will perform. Remarkably, it is being constructed entirely out of the town's signature product: sugar cane and its derivatives (cores, fibers, bagasse).

The 58th International David Fair is ready to welcome over 300,000 visitors to the 10 day-fair that this year begins March 14 and extends through the 24th.

The fair board affirmed that this activity not only promotes tourism in Chiriquí, but also injects more than $30 million dollars into the provincial economy and creates more than 400 jobs during the ten days of the fair.

Nine coffee purchasers from Taiwan arrived in Boquete, province of Chiriquí, in search of the best beans grown in these lands.

Among them is the Panamanian geisha, considered one of the best coffees in the world. In international markets, up to $50 is paid for one pound of unroasted Geisha coffee beans.

In two weeks, the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) looks to approve the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the convention center that will be built along the Amador Causeway.
The ITB Berlin Fair is one of the world's most important travel trade shows this season. The Panama Tourism Authority and 15 representatives of the private sector are participating in the event alongside 11,000 other exhibitors from 180 countries, and will be visited by some 165,000 people over the four days of the fair.