Inauguration for the Panama Convention Center took place this past October 19th, with the 27th Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). This is the largest commercial exhibition of cruise ships in Latin America.
This event brings together more than 20 cruise ship lines who operate more than 200 vessels in the Caribbean and Latin America. It is incredible to have received such event in Panama after a year of not receiving cruise ships into the Panamanian ports.
This convention and its promotion of tourism could provide a boost to Panama’s current economic status. The attendees and their cruise lines will have encouragement to use Panamanian ports for their transits, and will even receive a reimbursement of their Panama Canal transit after installing their operations in the country. The Panamanian economy will be directly impacted by the cruise lines’ transits, hotel stays, transportation reservations, and other tourist and crew member activities that can boost Panama’s current economy. Hopefully the country can bounce back from having lost more than 20,000 hotel reservations in Panama City, which could not fit crew members or tourists because of the country’s rigid lockdown measures.
Panama gained the recognition and host opportunity by showing its strength in getting back to normal tourism efforts, as well as maintaining an ease over Panama Canal transits.
It is an inspiring event that was able to open its doors to these importante cruise lines after three years of building the Convention Center.
Do you think this could help Panama in such a way that the Canal and other attractions of the country will exponentially increase its tourism?
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