The centenary of the Panama Canal has become one of the most transcendental moments in the history of this Central American country and the world at large. The 2014 anniversary celebration is slated for August 15, the historic day when the ship S.S. Ancón crossed the Canal for the first time, and it will take place a hundred years after the construction of this extraordinary work of engineering that has made it one of the main shipping lanes in the world.
According to the Agency for Promotion of Investments and Exports (Proinvex), Panama has greater potential and comparative advantages in several sectors, among them tourism for its legal security and transparency generated by an effective public administration.
The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) played a major role in the reception and meetings held by the Panama Olympic Committee (COP) for the ODECABE delegation, who were on an inspection visit to Panama to choose the country that will host the next XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018.
Passengers on Copa Airlines' first flight from Montreal bound for Panama were surprised by the airline's welcome festivities held in honor of this occasion.