710000 visitors in first 4 month 2011

Panama Saw 710,000 Visitors In First Four Months of 2011

Sunday, August 21 2011 @ 07:55 PM COT
Contributed by: Don Winner
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A total of 710,403 visitors came to Panama in the first four months of 2011, 9.4% more than the same period last year, representing an income of foreign currencies of $645 million dollars. The Department of Social and Economic Analysis of the Panamanian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) said in a statement that 70.5 per cent of people admitted into Panamanian territory were tourists (at least one night sleeping in the country). He also indicated that the other 25.9% were cruise ship passengers (those who do not sleep in a hotel) and 3.6% hikers (those who slept only one single night in the country), said MEF. According to the source, most visitors came from South America (37.2%) and North America (36.4%) and the rest (26.4%) came from Central America, West Indies and Europe. They also reported that from January to April 2011, hotel occupancy in Panama City was 68.6%. (Telemetro)

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