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Thursday, September 19 2019 @ 02:36 am EDT

Ruben Blades, Copa tout Panama in the Dominican capital

Travel & Tourism Santo Domingo - Panama's Tourism Institute, whose director is the salsa great Ruben Blades, jointly with the Panamanian Carnival Board and Copa Airlines, presented to a select group of travel agents, major tour operators and the media, an innovative vacation option in the Central American country: The Panamanian Carnival. “This new offer seeks to divulge at an international level, one of the most prominent cultural traditions in Panama. We offer attractive travel deals, with an open invitation for Dominicans to come visit us before, during and after our Carnival,” said Tourism minister Blades. Blades is a renowned Salsa singer, TV and film actor, and is known for his popular number “Pedro Navaja,” in which he recounts the low life in the country’s slums. Blades said that his country’s tourism activity centers on cultural awareness and cultivation, and that these days visitors want to access different places to experience other living styles, and not necessarily just to relax or for fun. He affirmed that, during his tenure, Tourism in Panama makes hefty contributions to his country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Also present were Panamanian ambassador in the Dominican Republic, Miroslava Rosas and Minghtoy Giro, president of the Panamanian Carnival Board, who described the upcoming event for the media, to take place fm the 16th to the 20th of February 2007.

According to Giro, during 5 nights and 4 days, participants will dance to salsa, regueton, typical folklore and traditional music in four different pavilions to be set up, with free amenities offered by such interpreters Ruben Blades, Richi Ray, the Dominican Wilfrido Vargas, Ismael Miranda, Puerto Rico’s ‘Gran Combo’ which will be celebrating the group’s 45th anniversary, and many others.

The different queens who will take part in the carnival celebrations were also present at the press conference.

“Copa Airlines operates three daily direct flights fm Santo Domingo and one fm Santiago, which allows passengers to choose fm attractive and convenient itinerary options, when visiting this beautiful country,” said Felipe Fabrega, Sales director in Panama for Copa.

Packages fm Santiago start at US$398, and fm Santo Domingo at US$532, and include: airfare; airport-hotel-airport transportation; stay at selected hotels, plus selected tours. These offers are available through any of the national travel agents.

Panama is a country located between the North and South American continents. The canal there is key to commercial routes, and is the gate to the Caribbean islands. Its oceans on either one of its coastlines and its various islands, along with the diversity of its terrain covered by tall forests over dormant volcanoes, are of great attraction for visitors.

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