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Panama Promotes Stop Over Campaign, Other Unique Iniatives During Expotur Conference

May 13, 2011 By: Joe Pike

Panama spent the last three days at Expotur 2011 in Costa Rica, which wraps up today, promoting its most current iniatives. Perhaps the most unique of all of them is the new “Stop Over” Campaign.

Initiated by the Tourism Authority of Panama and Copa Airlines, the campaign gives travelers who are in transit to other destinations with Copa Airlines the possibility of stopping in Panama City at no additional charge, with special rates for hotel and tourist activities. 

Tocumen International Airport receives more than eighty direct routes that serve a large influx of leisure tourists and business travelers. The most recent ones will be to Toronto, Canada; Porto Alegre, Brazil and Nassau, Bahamas.

One of Panama’s most innovative initiatives in 2011 is medical insurance for tourists in case of emergency. All tourists as well as Panamanians living abroad will receive medical insurance with top level coverage in case of emergency during the first thirty days of their stay.  The insurance policy will cover accidental death (up to $20,000 dollars), hospitalization and medical expenses for injuries due to accidents or in case of contracting a disease in Panama (up to $7,000 dollars), expenses for dental emergency (up to $ 2,000 dollars), administrative legal assistance by accident (up to $ 3,500), and lost or stolen documents, among others. The policy does not however cover incidents caused by negligence, those related to alcohol and drugs, such as those caused by extreme sports.




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By Joe Pike | May 13, 2011
New campaign gives Copa Airlines passengers the possibility of stopping in Panama City at no additional charge, with special rates for hotel and tourist activities. 

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