Panama: ZLC Adds Bahamas as New Shopping Tourist

The free zone manager has made several approaches with Tour Operators to validate its strategy of attracting buyers, “work to facilitate the entry of visitors and have a pleasant experience for them to return.

From January to July of this year, a total of 57,121 tourists entered the free trade zone; Cuba tops the entry statistics with 23,527 visits, followed by Costa Rica with 1,611.

Tourists from Bahamas joined this Friday, August 16, the statistics of visitors to the Colon Free Zone with the arrival of 40 nationals of this Caribbean island, who entered the hand of the Tour Operator Colón 2000, said the manager of the Panamanian Free Zone Giovanni Ferrari.

“To these new tourists is that we will focus as part of the strategy of attracting new buyers, are visitors who are not large in volume but do travel frequently from the islands of the Caribbean, Central and South America,” Ferrari said.

Bahamas, located in the Caribbean, is among the smallest countries in the world, but its GDP per capita is a very good indicator of the standard of living of its nationals and that in 2017 was $33 thousand .

The free zone manager has made several approaches with Tour Operators to validate its strategy of attracting buyers, “work in facilitating the entry of visitors and have a pleasant experience for them to return.

From January to July of this year a total of 57,121 tourists have entered the free trade zone; Cuba tops the income statistics with 23,527 visits, followed by Costa Rica with 1,611.

Ferrari announced that they will work on an electronic application where visitors will be able to obtain their entrance pass to the free trade zone remotely, in order to make their entry to the commercial complex more expeditious.

“What is good for the Free Zone is good for Colon and what is good for Colon is good for Panama,” and shopping tourism fits this reality, said the manager of the Panamanian Free Zone.

Autor: Cinthia Almanza. En Segundos