9,000 hotel rooms closed as visitors plummet 76%

 
1,260Views 6Comments Posted 15/11/2021

 

NINE-THOUSAND of the 32,000 hotel rooms registered in Panama until the end of 2019 are out of inventory due to the low entry of visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some are rooms have closed and others have not been enabled because they do not have the staff to attend them and there are no visitors.

According to the report of the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), up to August 365,218 visitors entered the country a fall of 76% compared to the first 8 months of 2019, when entry  of 1,531,000 visitors was recorded.

Armando Rodríguez, president of the Panamanian Association of Hotels (Apatel) , said that the hotels that are operating have only enabled 50% of their rooms, while others have chosen not to open.

It is estimated that less than 40% of the hotels in the country opened their doors after the authorities allowed the restart of operations on October 12, 2020, after being closed for more than seven months due to mobility restrictions applied to stop the transmission of covid-19

Ernesto Orillac, president of the Panama Chamber of Tourism (Camtur), pointed out that a significant number of tourism companies have chosen to continue closed since they do not have the resources to reactivate the suspended contracts that are mandated by the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development were to be activated at the end of October.

Embassy security alert

He said that the security alert issued by the United States Embassy in Panama for its citizens places more pressure on Panamanian tourism, since US is the main source of visitors to Panama. The situation is aggravated by the restrictions that the Ministry of Health still maintains on unvaccinated travelers from the United States, who must remain in quarantine for three days, regardless of whether they present a negative result of a PCR test.



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Jose

Thank You Brian for having the courage to share the truth.

3 weeks ago
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Brian

@Ajd I had covid in March of 2020 survived it very well using widely suppressed treatments! My family and friends followed the same when they got it. It was not the end of the world for any of us. So my survival skills far exceed yours! I and my family and friends will NEVER take this KILL SHOT...you will soon learn, along with the entire world, if you still cannot admit what is happening. This is a genocide, the KILL SHOTS were never effective as peer reviewed science in The Lancet, worse these KILL SHOTS have destroyed peoples immune system, left 70% with blood clots and ADE! I care about humanity and if anger comes out towards those behind this genocide it is justified. Far more have been injured and killed with these KILL SHOTS than ever died of the Wuhan Flu. We know from court records that only 3% to 5% of the actual death still being propagandized is real! FAR FAR more have died and injured, by the KILL SHOT! Some medical experts think the death and injury is in the hundreds of millions, we cannot know for sure as government criminals are hiding it all, this too is widely known! So the fact you are not upset by what is happening is something you should reflect upon your level of humanity inside you and empathy that you lack for the purposefully maiming and killing of children happening! Now 5 to 11 old's are being openly murdered as people like you say ZILCH and do nothing! I do care for humanity, that is the difference between us!

22 days ago
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Ajd

Brian, it is a fact that, in life, true change can only occur after real trauma. As much as I hate to say it, for your sake, for your only chance back to some level of sanity, you need to contract COVID. Fairly certain you are not a youthful person and as miserable as you demonstrate to be every time you post, it is likely you will struggle to survive. While I do hope you would survive, the experience just might return you to the realm of the sane and logical. We can only hope!!

22 days ago
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Brian

I knew this was coming. WAIT FOR THE COMING ARRESTS TOO...everything I have said the last going on 2 years is happening! Fauci, Gates Admit COVID Vaccines Don’t Work as Advertised https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/jeremy-hunt-fauci-gates-covid-vaccines-boosters/ | Those that took the KILL SHOT are about to be shocked worldwide as they learn they have in fact not only been given "not as advertised" as the KILLERS are now saying...soon they will learn they are only 0.8% to 1.3% effective which is near zero per long published peer review science! Then those KILL SHOTTED will be horrified they have been given AIDS (Immune system collapsing 5% per month), CLOTS (70% have micro blood clots), ADE, Pathogenic Priming which will wipe them out if they get covid again from another KILL SHOTTED carrier of a s super strain...then the kicker that is really going to blow these people's tops off is when they find out these monsters branded them like cattle...yes chipped them. People will lose their minds. The KILL SHOTTED are going to want blood when they finally learn and accept the truth of what these evil have done to them. The children will disrespect and hate their parents and grandparents for forcing this KILL SHOT into them and destroying their lives and stealing their future from them. This is so sick what is happening only the psychopaths' behind this could ever create something as evil as this, they ALL deserve to be prosecuted and executed, which is coming too. Some of you reading this won't be around long enough to see the prosecutions and executions. The magnitude of evil is beyond words. Many of you elected to ignore all my science I posted and warnings provided, that is your fault. Now the answer they are telling their victims in this madness by these KILLERS is to push more KILL SHOTS that are destroying peoples immune system, that is completely insane!

22 days ago
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Brian

What is FALSE is they blame it on the coronavirus pandemic...when the truth is this should be blamed on every evil SOB involved in this scamdemic. We know now the deaths reported to terrorize people into taking the KILL SHOT that were reported globally on the 6 corporate owned toxic spider companies that pushed out endless false propaganda now we are realizing the real death was only 3% to 5% depending on which country. So part of moving forward is STOP SPREADING LIES AND MININFORMATION...this never had to happen...this was created from lies, deceit and fraud! Those behind this in political crime committed malfeasance fraud and have no immunity, the hotel industry should sue the hell out of every person involved in this fraud until they bankrupt them all! Also Panama failed to compete with Mexico and other places that rolled out the red carpet...why would ANYBODY come to Panama and be made to jump through hell hoops when they can go into Mexico without any of the nightmare Panama puts them through...those who are behind this know exactly what they are doing and that is why they are doing it...they are starving Panamanians to death! One of the reasons Panamanians are hanging themselves in trees, jumping off of balconies in the city and the other day another jumped off the bridge to their death! Other countries did not blow up their businesses and destroy jobs only those in on this fraud and genocide!

22 days ago
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MHogan

Rupture of Tourism, like Construction, are an indication of an economy in crises.

22 days ago
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