Panama reactivates tourism and conservation initiative

 
991Views 13Comments Posted 28/09/2020

A decree to reactivate the Tourism, Conservation, and Research (TCI) strategy was signed in Mi Pueblito by President Laurentino Cortizo on Monday, September 28.

The proposal made for Panama more than 20 years ago by the specialist in social ecology  Dr. Hana Ayala, inspired by the natural, environmental and cultural potential of the country.

She returned to Panamas  in February 2020, to meet with local tourism leaders President Cortizo, who supported the reactivation of the TCI

a strategy, which was praised by groups like the Smithsonian Institute, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the World Bank, when it was first implemented by Panama.

The new decree creates the TCI Alliance, Committee made up of public entities, with the participation of the research, conservation, and tourism sectors.

The Committee is made up of the Ministries of the Environment (MiAmbiente) and Culture (MiCultura).the National Secretariat of Science, Technology, and Innovation (Senacyt) and the Tourism Authority of Panama.

The Committee will develop, promote and support the execution of a national plan for the development of sustainable heritage tourism in the country,

As general coordinator of the Committee, the ATP will form a group of Affiliates to the TCI Alliance, which will be joined by companies, non-profit organizations and other public or private entities, for their contribution to conservation and research projects of natural heritage and culture of Panama, linked to tourism.



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Snake Pliskin

Thats right. Dont go to Panama. People like casual observer live there. You DO NOT want neighbors like that!!!

27 days ago
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casual observer

Yep...you're right. All you nay bobs stay out. Don't come here. Nothing here but friendly people, good cigars and coffee. Not to mention the rum. We don't need more idiots here. Stay home. This country will never be like where you come from.

1 month ago
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Punta Arenas

Many people chose Panama 12-15 years ago because it was cheap and we could get by on our SS checks. We accepted a lower standard of living ie... frequent days without water or electric, oppressive heat, dirty streets, poor quality unhealthy food etc. Dollar inflation has caught up to us and it's expensive to live here now but none of the mentioned problems have gone away. Panama is now marketed as if it's the Singapore of Latin America. It's far from it and a very poor value for your retirement dollar now. It's very sad to read posts of people trapped here economically and men who are miserable but will only admit it to their wives when they are drunk. This new PRD Noriega party is taking the country to a very dark place. They have their boot on the necks of business owners and citizens are now snitching on each other. If you are considering coming to Panama DON'T DO IT! Just stay away it's nothing like what is promoted.

1 month ago
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Punta Arenas

Many people chose Panama 12-15 years ago because it was cheap and we could get by on our SS checks. We accepted a lower standard of living ie... frequent days without water or electric, oppressive heat, dirty streets, poor quality unhealthy food etc. Dollar inflation has caught up to us and it's expensive to live here now but none of the mentioned problems have gone away. Panama is now marketed as if it's the Singapore of Latin America. It's far from it and a very poor value for your retirement dollar now. It's very sad to read posts of people trapped here economically and men who are miserable but will only admit it to their wives when they are drunk. This new PRD Noriega party is yaking the country to a very dark place. They have their boot on the necks of business owners and citizens are now snitching on each other. If you are considering coming to Panama DON'T DO IT! Just stay away it's nothing like what is promoted.

1 month ago
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Bubba Gump

Me and a group used to take the cheap Spirit flights from South Florida to Panama on the weekends. Fly in friday fly out Sunday. Then Panama screwed up the casinos with taxes on my chips and Tocumen put in an exit tax. Then the hotels went up 50% on their rates and now it's just not worth our time. We now fly into Medellin and stay in the Poblado in an airbnb. The exchange rate is awesome and so is the food, climate and service. The local girls are more attractive and quite friendly. Panama just pushes people away, they act like they got the only game around. We will probably never go back to Panama now that we have discovered Medellin.

1 month ago
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Peleton

Seriously no one should be traveling anywhere this winter. The age of traveler that visits Panama is the same age that this virus kills. Do people really want to risk their lives for bad food and poor service? The money saved can be used to improve their homes, pay down debt or plan for a much better vacation to a worthwhile destination after the pandemic is over. No need to be foolish and travel to Panama.

1 month ago
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Sinbad

Melania have you tried winter resorts in Aruba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica? They have 1st world food and service. My experiences at all of those surpassed Mexico. They also have really good deals so you might want to consider them if you haven't booked Mexico yet. No hotels doubling as Covid hospitals either so it's safe. Airfare is the cheapest I've seen in my lifetime so people looking to book a winter escape should consider these as options. Panama uses the Dollar and is not a good value for Canadians.

1 month ago
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casual observer

Been here 8 1/2 years. Love it! All you Panama haters that aren't here...please stay where you are. All the haters that are here...why? Just leave or shut up.

1 month ago
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Sinclair

Hotels in Panama double as Covid hospitals. No thanks I'll pass!!!

1 month ago
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Jimmy

Panama is a good place to smoke weed and chase skirt but not someplace you want to bring the family for vacation.

1 month ago
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VeryPanama

Winners don't waste their time hating Melania

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

Smart move to skip Panama. They rape Canadians at the resorts here. This one came on the heels of the two Dutch girls who were dismembered. Here in Panama they say " gringa the other white meat". https://www.newsroompanama.com/travel/decameron-facing-6-million-lawsuit-over-alleged-rape-of-canadian-teens-1

1 month ago
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Melania

Panama is not a good value for my vacation. My Canadian dollar goes further in Mexico which is already open and with deep all inclusive discounts. We flew into Rio Hato last year and the food and service at the Panama resort was sub par. This January we are trying Cancun which we hope is as good Cozumel was 2 years ago. Sorry Panama you are not worthy of repeat business.

1 month ago
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