At its Berlin Corporate Office, TUI Group hosted a reception for Juan Carlos Varela, President and Head of Government of Panama, and his delegation comprising the Minister of Economic Affairs and Tourism Minister as well as Panama’s ambassador to Germany. The discussions with Thomas Ellerbeck, member of the Group Executive Committee, centred on the further development of tourism in Panama. Panama is a small but attractive holiday destination in Central America.
RIU, a TUI company, operates two hotels in Panama –in Panama City and in Playa Blanca. The ships operated by TUI’s subsidiary Hapag Lloyd Cruises cross Panama Canal; the schedule for the forthcoming 2017/18 season comprises six cruises. TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff and Thomson Cruises call at Colón. The two sides agreed to continue their close dialogue to pursue and, wherever possible, jointly develop Panama’s growth opportunities.