What’s Happening in Panama Today

Massive Investments in Airports in Panama

The most costly air terminal is Enrique Jimenez in the province of Colón. Projects are monitored by the Secretariat of Goals and the Ministry of the Presidency. The economic boom that Panama is experiencing shows no signs of weakening at the moment, and is based on pillars such as an increase in tourists, the banking sector and construction of infrastructure using first class technology. In addition to this increase, Panamanian authorities are investing in the renovation and construction of several airports located in the country's interior, costing approximately $103,128,159 U.S. dollars,...

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Starwood to Unveil W in Panama City

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.(HOT) recently announced that it is on track to introduce a W brand hotel in Panama City. This will mark the entry of W, one of the high-end brands of Starwood in Central America. It is slated for inauguration in early 2016. The company has struck a deal with Evolution Tower Corp., a joint venture between F & F Properties and EFC Group Inc., to develop the new hotel. W Panama will feature 203 stylish guest rooms including 24 suites, three Wow suites and one Extreme Wow suite. The hotel also possesses two signature restaurants, a spa, a nightclub,...

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Bristol Buenaventura To Convert To JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, announced today plans to convert the existing 118-room Bristol Buenaventura, making it the first resort and first hotel for the brand in Panama. The future JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort will be located within the master-planned Buenaventura beachfront community, near the town of Rio Hato, about 80 miles southwest of Panama City, on the Pacific Coast of Panama. The property will be operated by Marriott under an agreement with the Bristol Hospitality Group. “The remote and exotic location along with the luxurious accommodations, amenities...

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Airport will Promote Tourism in Interior Provinces

Construction of the Scarlett Martínez International Airport is 70% complete and is expected to be finished in 2013. The Costa Rican company MECO, S. A. is in charge of the construction project, at a cost of $35.9 million dollars. So far, $27 million have been executed. These details were announced yesterday during a tour organized by the Ministry of Public Works, which was attended by President Ricardo Martinelli. "This airport, which will open in July 2013, will convert Coclé into one of the most booming provinces of Panama, generating thousands of jobs in the tourism, agriculture...

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Waldorf Astoria Panama Plans Unveiled

http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/waldorf-astoria-panama-plans-unveiled/ Hilton Worldwide has announced the official name of its first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Latin America - Waldorf Astoria Panama. Formerly known as The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the new designation brings the distinguished brand name to the forefront, reflecting the hotel’s commitment to the service and hospitality that are synonymous with the name Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria Panama is on schedule to open this year and is now accepting reservations for 2013 with rates starting from £141...

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Second Phase of Tocumen Airport Expansion will be Tendered

With an expected cost of USD 400 million, this will be the largest single investment the airport has ever had. This second phase expansion will double the airport passenger handling capacity from 8 million to 16 million. The administration of the airport wants to start construction before the year ends and expects the first building of the second phase to be finished by the first trimester of 2014. This new building will have customs and immigration facilities, which will help soften current airport bottlenecks.

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Condor Announces Second Frequency

From the Panama Bulletin From October 16, 2012, the airline Condor will offer a second frequency on the Panama-Frankfurt-Panama route. The airline is increasing its weekly flights by adding an additional frequency every Tuesday from October 16 from Panama to the city of Frankfurt, Germany. Condor currently offers a weekly flight every Friday. Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s largest airport and serves as a perfect point of connection tointernational flights from around the world. The agreement between Condor and Lufthansaand other airlines allows passengers to connect to other...

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The Westin Playa Bonita Unveiled in Panama

$100 Million Luxury Beach Haven Debuts in Top Ranking Travel Destination with Special Introductory Rates Playa Bonita, Republic of Panama (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and developer Bern Hotels & Resorts have officially unveiled The Westin Playa Bonita Panamá, the first Westin to open its doors in the burgeoning destination. In addition to being ranked as the number one travel destination for 2012 by The New York Times, top travel outlets like Fodor’s and Travel + Leisure have also recognized Panamá as one of this year’s top emerging hotspots,...

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Panama may soon be four-point aero hub

From The Bulletin Panama Panama’s Tocumen International Airport, which prides itself on being the aero hub of the Americas may soon be able to add “and the world.” New direct Trans-Atlantic direct flights have started and there is talk of Trans-Pacific flights coming next year. Part of this new connectivity can be attributed to the active promotion of Panama as a preferred tourist destination coupled with negotiations with international airlines by the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) to increase the country’s already stellar air connectivity. Panama City serves as the hub of the Americas,...

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