Panama to Expand Tourism in Costa Rica

Him and the Costa Rican Tourism Minister, Mauricio Ventura, toured the fair and exchanged ideas.

Panama has exhibited its tourism offer in the 33rd edition of Expotur Costa Rica, a country that praised its handling of the sector and said it was ‘learning’, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) reported.

Gustavo Him, Minister of Tourism, accompanied the representatives of the 16 Panamanian companies that participated in Expotur Costa Rica, held last week, with buyers from 34 countries in Europe and Asia.

The Panamanian delegation, made up of tour operators, travel agencies and the Panama, Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro Chambers of Tourism, managed to make 250 contacts through face-to-face meetings, the ATP said.

Him and the Costa Rican Tourism Minister, Mauricio Ventura, toured the fair and exchanged ideas “for all the work they can do bilaterally.”

The head of the ATP praised the experience of Costa Rica ‘more than 30 years in the development of green tourism’, among other attractions. “One has to take advantage of successful experiences like that of Costa Rica and we are learning … the continuous work in promotion is a success and Costa Rica has had a continuity in its messages and its strategy, that we have to recognize it,” said Him, According to the official statement.

Tourism is one of the main engines of Costa Rica’s economy, a country of 4.8 million inhabitants, home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity and receives almost three million tourists every year according to figures Officers. More than 2.4 million visitors entered Panama through different airports, ports, and borders, according to the ATP data, which states that the country is ‘multi-destination’ in terms of tourism.

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