Published: Monday, March 26, 2022
Expo Tourismmo International 2022 in Panama City has just ended. March 25 and 26 was a unique opportunity for this Central American country to reopen its borders for international tourism.
The guest of honor was Bursin Turkan, President of SKL International.
SKAL, the world’s largest travel agency with more than 12,500 tourism leaders, was created to promote global tourism and friendship. Through this, Panama wanted to strengthen relations with international organizations to attract international events and investments to our country – and the timing was perfect.
Tomorrow, Monday, March 28, 2022, the requirement to wear masks in Panama has been removed, if people can maintain a distance of one meter from each other.
Panama is home to COPA Airlines, a Star Alliance airline connecting North America, the Caribbean, Central, South America and Europe, and the rest of the world. COPA has made Panama an aviation hub and made Panama accessible to Americans for business and tourism.
The city is strategically located in the state, strategically located in the formerly US-controlled Panama Canal, not only for international meetings, but also as a central destination in the United States and beyond.
The United States in particular has not only much history, but also culture, nature, food and of course beaches.
The Panama Tourism Board accurately summarizes this possibility by saying that where the North and South worlds connect, the Old and New Worlds coexist, and the cosmic landscapes coexist with the wild, indomitable rainforest.
A country for those looking beyond expectations, which makes you dare to see more. More flavor. Connect more. Feel more.
A place for those who want more excitement, connection and transformation. Panama is not a destination, but a journey to discover what really matters.
Create more lasting memories through an explosion of inspiration and purpose. And let the Panamanian consciousness unlock the sense of kinship.
Showing tourism to Panama on the domestic front and for the first time, just a day before the lifting of the COVID-19 ban, 2019 was a great opportunity for the country’s tourism minister, the Honorable Evan Eskildsen, to shine.
In January, Minister Fitur attended Madrid and said:
2022 will make a significant difference in terms of its reactivation for Panama. In Panama, in 2020 and 2021 we were about 70% less tourists than in 2019.
This year, with more than 85% of the population vaccinated, there is another perspective, the October and November numbers show more interesting data than the previous month and it is very positive.
On the other hand, for the first time in history, Panama is considering tourism as a state policy, where a Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism (PMTS) has been approved and they are now working on it.
It is one of only three countries in the world that is carbon negative, so they can combine it with nature and cultural tourism and there they have a really interesting opportunity.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Tourism in Panama, Ivan was an entrepreneur with experience in developing projects focusing on Panamanian culture and sustainability.
He was also the creator and manager of an initiative aimed at awakening young people interested in Panamanian customs. Evan specifically focuses on strengthening teamwork, inspirational leadership, and community support.
The Minister of Tourism himself completed one of the most challenging expeditions of the geopolitics on his hero’s voyage, which included sailing, paddling, mountain biking, trekking and a single white water rafting from the South Pacific coast of the country to the Atlantic coast of the autonomous region of Guinea. Indigenous people of the country.
Before the age of thirty, Ivan Cubita founded and managed the project; A hotel, residential and commercial real estate complex. Its design was inspired by the architecture and heritage of the Azure region, which reflects the rich Panamanian history.
It is the most important project in the area and has its own private museum. Evan is the founder and leader of various organizations, chambers and associations of private companies.
An aspiring volunteer, she has been assigned to regional organizations focusing on sustainable development, community projects, and dedicated practice of practical philosophy and history.
Tourism Minister Evan Eskildsen attended the inauguration of the International Tourism Expo, showcasing all the benefits Panama has to offer as America’s hub and positioning it as a world-class sustainable tourism destination.
The Minister participated as a panelist in a working session on “Business That Leads to Sustainable Growth” organized by Star Five and the Institute for Real Growth.
Business leaders and potential investors participated, reflecting Panama’s tourism model, which seeks to ensure a balance between economic, environmental and social aspects through sustainable tourism.
The expo brings together more than 150 international tour operators.
SKAL President Bursin Turkan was present at a news show.
The Minister’s guest of honor, SKL President Bursin Turkan, was impressed by the meeting with Minister Eskildsen while attending the Panama Expo and said:
Very impressive potential for tourism to Panama.
In addition to non-stop flights from several European countries such as Spain, Turkey, France, Holland, and easy access to many major US gateways with easy to clear travel requirements such as the drive-through COVID-19 test, there are some things that make Panama an attractive destination. Makes holidays and business destinations.
The SKAL president concluded by pointing out that SKAL is ready to do business with friends.
The highly active Panama SKAL Club has been around since 1955 and has been instrumental in bringing SKAL’s friends together and doing business with Panama and the world.
SKAL Panama President Demetrio Maduro summarized on the SKAL Panama website that they are part of a global business network for tourism operators. Since their inception, they have forged new friendships and created new business opportunities in the local and international tourism industry.
With the pride of being a Panamanian, and representing our country, we can share experiences and opportunities in the tourism business without leaving behind the attraction of company and friendship.
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