WHILE Panama’s tourism authority has endorsed a campaign put forward by its new advertising agency to promote the country as an adventure destination the capital city has its own plans to improve its tourist offerings.
A series of projects has been advanced by the Metropolitan Tourism Society, S.A.
The first actions include a total renewal of the Mi Pueblito complex, located at the foot of Ancon Hill. The initial phase of improvements includes demolition and reconstruction of Mi Pueblito Afroantillano.
Subsequently, the remodeling of Mi Pueblito Interiorano and Mi Pueblito Indígena will be tendered.
The Metropolitan Tourism Society is a corporation owned by the Municipality of Panama, but its structure allows the participation of the private sector.
Within the plan is the creation of tourist routes and circuits to historical points of the capital city such as Santa Ana, Central Avenue and reverted areas. It also contemplates the creation of shows that recreate past events in the city of Panama.
One of the objectives is to capture the thousands of tourists who are passing through Tocumen airport
to take advantage of the waiting time and visit the city.
In 2016, there were 10 million people in transit through the air terminal, but only 2.4 million became tourists the lowest figure in recent years.