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The supply of new hotel rooms in the capital city will not stop mushrooming in 2013, placing further pressure on the hotel industry, which reported a 10% drop in occupancy levels in 2012 compared to 2011.

Currently 27 new hotels are being built in the province of Panama, which will add some 3,500 new rooms to the market. Stand outs include the hotel Sortis (320 rooms), Star Bay Tower (345) and Ramada (326).

Yesterday dozens of parishioners remembered the visit by Pope John Paul II to Panama 30 years ago, as they gathered in the chapel named after him in a Mass led by the Archbishop of Panama, José Domingo Ulloa.

The former mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, will visit Panama City in mid-May as a guest keynote speaker on 'Building a secure society' at the opening event of the International Security Fair (FISEG Panama) to be held in ATLAPA.

Giuliani was hired by the Panamanian group Heavencorp, the company organizing  Panama FISEG, which will assemble the leading manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users of equipment and solutions for physical, electronic, computer, banking and transportation security, as well as emergency disaster relief, industrial safety, occupational health and environmental protection.

Now the whole world can virtually see Coiba National Park, deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005 for its unique characteristics.

The website www.coiba.org.pa was created to serve as a resource to access the results of scientific research and details on the history and biodiversity of the reserve, which contains 36 mammal, 147 bird and 39 amphibian and reptile animal species, in addition to 45,000 plant species, explained a press release from the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT).

For many domestic and foreign tourists, the province of Chiriquí is an idyllic paradise. The diverse landscapes, from beaches and rivers to mountains, combined with a pleasant climate, make it the perfect place to have a good time. 

Idu Ribeiro, president of the Tourism Committee of the Chiriquí Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that the city's 2,000 rooms, whether in hotels, hostels, cabins or lodges, are 100% full during the San José de David Carnival and Fair.