SEAMLESSLY ADD PANAMA TO YOUR BUCKET LIST
WITH THE RELAUNCH OF “STOPOVER IN PANAMA”
PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – August 12, 2021 – A cosmopolitan city, gorgeous coffee farms, abundant biodiversity and pristine beaches can now be discovered at no additional airfare with Panama and Copa Airlines’ relaunch of the attractiveprogram. The initiative seeks to encourage passengers that travel to any of the airline’s destinations through the Hub of the Americas in Panama to schedule time for a stop in the country at the time of ticket purchase, without additional cost in air fare. In doing so, tourists can enjoy two destinations for the price of one.
Visitors now have the opportunity to diversify their trip with special tours and packages that help them journey into Panama´s wonders. These experiences will allow travelers to discover Panama through its rich heritage pillars featuring Cultural Heritage (multifaceted culture and history), Green Heritage (extraordinary biodiversity), and Blue Heritage (ocean wonders). Activities include multicultural museums, untouched islands, white sand beaches, ecotourism, entertainment, and vibrant gastronomy, offering inspiring itineraries for every type of traveler.
“Panama is a nation of extraordinary diversity and richness of nature, culture and history. This program opens up more possibilities for visitors to explore the variety of authentic experiences Panama has to offer,” said Ivan Eskildsen, Panama’s Minister of Tourism. “Breathtaking parks and trails, cultural interchange with our ethnodiverse communities, the Panama Canal, and spectacular museums are just a few of the surprises that await travelers.”
“We are delighted to relaunch the Stopover in Panama partnership with Copa Airlines as we make a commitment to share Panama’s beauty and culture with travelers,” said Fernando Fondevila PROMTUR Panama´s CEO. “No matter the time of year, there is a reason to visit our destination and share experiences with our people. This partnership presents travelers with an easy option to add Panama to their upcoming trip.”
Travelers in the United States can take advantage of this program via Copa Airlines routes out of Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Washington D.C. (IAD – Dulles), New York (JFK), Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago. This program is available on trips to all destinations served by the airline in 28 countries across the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
“The Panama Stopover program is a sign of our commitment to showcasing Panama’s unique tourist attractions and diverse cultural heritage for travelers who fly through the Tocumen International Airport. The Hub of the Americas®️ offers extensive connectivity to the rest of the continent and, thanks to the effort of the authorities and the tourism sector, Panama is ready to welcome travelers interested in experiencing all the wonders the country has to offer.” said Dennis Cary, Copa Airlines Sr. Commercial Vice President.
Prospective travelers can get Panama inspiration and trip activity ideas from the www.stopoverinpanama.com website and then book their trip with Copa Airlines directly or through their preferred travel agent. The redesigned website presents travelers with tours and packages based on the desired length of stay, and helpful planning tools such as suggested trip itineraries, videos, and photos. It also offers them easy booking alternatives for airport transfer, lodging, and entertainment options as well as exclusive stopover hotel rates. This will help curate a truly perfect Panama trip for their needs and desires.
The Stopover In Panama is valid for up to a seven day stay on either the departing or returning segment of any Copa Airlines flight. Once travelers have decided on their desired Panama itinerary, they may proceed to book a flight via copa.com in the stopover tab, by phone at the Copa Airlines Reservation Center, sales office, or through a travel agent.
For traveler’s peace of mind, Copa Airlines offers high standards in biosafety protocols that include a healthy and safe cabin environment, through high-efficiency filters (HEPA) that purify up to 99.97% of virus and bacteria particles. In addition, all aircrafts are equipped with an air recirculation system in the cabin that renews the air every 2 to 3 minutes. This and other health and safety travel measures will make traveler’s journey to Panama on Copa more enjoyable and safe.
Health, Safety and Travel Requirements
For the most updated health and safety protocols as well as entry requirements, visit www.visitpanama.com/information/travel-guidelines/.
Copa Airlines International Travel Requirements can be found here: https://www.copaair.com/en/web/us/travel-requirements
To learn more about Panama’s Cultural, Green, and Blue Heritage, as well as the experiences around it, please visit https://visitpanama.com/things-to-do/.
About Panama Tourism
The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) is the Panamanian Government entity that aims to strengthen tourism as a strategic economic sector of Panama, through the Master Plan for Sustainable Tourism (PMTS) 2020-2025. Developing a sustainable model that generates an increase in employment nationwide, integrates communities, articulates the territories and increases the competitiveness of the industry.
Additionally, PROMTUR Panama is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) whose primary purpose is to promote and market Panama internationally. PROMTUR works closely with the ATP to further propel the country’s international promotion as a world-class tourist destination.
Together, ATP and PROMTUR work to promote Panama’s rich history, culture, natural beauty, and remote locations, which are experienced through the destination’s three heritage pillars
– Cultural Heritage (multifaceted culture), Green Heritage (extraordinary biodiversity), and Blue Heritage (ocean wonders).
About Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, is a leading passenger and cargo airline in Latin America. Operating for more than 70 years, it has established the Hub of the Americas in Panama City as the continent’s leading hub. It has one of the industry’s newest and most modern fleets of Boeing 737-800 NG and Boeing 737 MAX9, serving countries across North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, and consistently delivers on-time performance of above 90%, among the best in the industry worldwide. To plan your travel and manage your reservations, securely buy tickets in six currencies, use Web Check-in, print boarding passes and find information about travel policies and immigration requirements, visit www.copa.com.