(prensa.com) Spending by visitors for the first 10 months of the year was 14 percent higher than the same period of 2009.
Visitors spent an estimated $1.3 billion in the first 10 months of the year, $170 million more than in the same period last year.
According to calculations by the Panama Tourism Authority, the daily expenditure by visitors was estimated at $113, while the average stay in the country increased from seven to nine days.
During the first 10 months of the year, just over 1 million visitors entered the country, a 5 percent increase from 2009 figures. This increase has been due to an increase in cruise ship departures and the addition of direct flights from European destinations.
About 70 percent of the visitors entered the country through Tocumen International Airport, while 21 percent came through Paso Canoa, on the border with Costa Rica.