Tourists In Panama Generated More Than US$3.3 Billion In 2013


In 2013 Panama received more than 2.2 million tourists that generated about US$3.3 billion for the country, a 7.8% increase from the year before.

According to the reported information, March was found to be the month that generated the most income with US$323.5 million. 69.4% of the tourists arrived through the Tocumen airport, which services the capital.

49.7% of the of the tourists were from South America, 24.4% from North America, 11.1% from Europe, 9% from Central America, and the rest came from Asia.

The occupation rate of tourists in hotels in Panama City were 56.7%, a drop of 3.7% compared to 2012, in which the ATP says this is because of the increased amount of hotel rooms available.

Source: La Estrella


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Joey Bonura is from Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Panama more than two years ago to finish his degree in International Business. He enjoyed the hot tropical weather and the lifestyle on offer in Panama City so much that he decided to make this his permanent residence.