PROMTUR Panama Announces Panama Tourism Virtual Trade Show

At such an important time for the reactivation of post-pandemic tourism, Panama is reinforcing its image as a destination for leisure and business travel. Part of this task is carried out together with the main actors in the commercialization chain, such as tourism service providers, tour operators, wholesalers and travel agencies.
With this objective in mind, PROMTUR Panama will hold a virtual fair called Explore Panama, in order to generate a commercial space where buyers and sellers can interact. The event will be held on Oct. 20 and 21, 2021, and will have 20 virtual stands for local exhibitors, including Panama’s Destination Marketing Organization PROMTUR Panama. The event will allow real interaction between exhibitors and buyers in a 360-degree environment with customizable virtual landscape, virtual private meeting rooms, chat, browser-based chats, presentations and live keynotes.
PROMTUR Panama will present the tourism activities that will lead this year and in the future, under the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism 2020-2025 (PMTS). The plan revives the “Tourism – Conservation – Research (TCI)” strategy by highlighting the country’s extraordinary natural, cultural and historical wealth with a strong focus on destination sustainability through research and conservation actions. The updated strategy focuses on three fundamental pillars: Cultural Heritage (multifaceted culture), Green Heritage (extraordinary biodiversity) and Blue Heritage (ocean wonders).    
Ivan Eskildsen, Panama’s Minister of Tourism, said that Panama’s presence in important international fairs, where the MICE and vacation segments are combined, offers a range of opportunities for the country to showcase the extraordinary richness and diversity of its nature, culture and history, as well as the modern infrastructure in Panama City, ideal for holding major events; all this at a time when the National Government is focusing its actions on strengthening the economic recovery strategy. The participation of authorities and private companies in prestigious fairs such as Expo 2020 Dubai, which this year will bring together 350 buyers, supports the country’s projections for the early recovery of this industry, which was hit hard by the global pandemic.
Fernando Fondevila, CEO/General Director of PROMTUR Panama: “Panama continues to stand out as a leading destination in Latin America for vacation and meeting tourism, and we are proud to join an international audience during Expo 2020 Dubai to present the country’s many tourism attractions. With the reopening of meetings and conventions at 25% capacity, the early opening of the new convention center and the activation of our Sustainable Tourism Master Plan, we have much to share and are ready to welcome tourism.” 
Edgar Lacker, CEO of AVIAREPS, Virtual Fair Organizing Company for PROMTUR Panama: “We are happy to support Panama in the development of this project, at such a decisive moment for the reactivation of international tourism.
About the Panama Tourism Authority
The Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) is the entity of the Government of Panama that aims to strengthen tourism as a strategic economic sector of Panama, through the implementation of the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism (PMTS) 2020-2025; developing a sustainable model that generates a nationwide increase in employment, integrates communities, articulates the territories and increases the competitiveness of the destination.
About PROMTUR Panama
PROMTUR Panama is the destination marketing organization (DMO) whose main purpose is the promotion and international marketing of Panama for all tourism segments. PROMTUR Panama works closely with the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) to amplify the international promotion of the country as a world-class tourist destination.
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Source: PROMTUR Panama