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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place in Panama, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Eurostars Panama City 5* the new hotel added to Eurostars Hotel Company in Latin American collection

Eurostars Hotel Company has opened a new hotel in Panama, with the launch of Eurostars Panama City 5*. Taking over the former Hotel & Casino Royal Sonesta, the newly branded hotel has 300 guest rooms and two Presidential Suites, plus facilities including a swimming pool, sun terrace, restaurant, and more than 900-square-metres of meeting and events space.

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Viceroy Hotel Group reveals details of Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama opening

Details of the anticipated Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama resort have been revealed by the Viceroy Hotel Group. The luxury resort is scheduled to open in 2019, and will have 186 guest rooms, 42 overwater villas with private plunge pools and direct ocean access, as well as high end facilities including eight restaurants and lounges, a spa, a cinema, a library, a fitness centre, and meeting facilities.

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Associated Press recommends how to experience the bustling Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has recently opened its $7.45 billion expansion that allows larger ships, including cruise liners to travel along the waterway through new lanes and locks. Juan Zamorano, a writer from the Associated Press, visits the Panama Canal on an excursion to highlight why people should visit the huge Latin American hub of trade, transportation and commerce.

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Thousands celebrate opening of multi-billion-dollar expansion of Panama Canal

The Panama Canal celebrated the long-anticipated opening of its expansion last month in front of thousands of onlookers. The facility's $7.45 billion expansion was marked with the sailing of the COSCO Shipping Panama which was first to make the first journey along the improved 80km-long canal starting. The ship started at the Agua Clara Locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama, and made its way through the Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side onto its destination in Asia.

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Princess Cruises to launch new sailings through new locks of Panama Canal

Princess cruises has revealed details of its sailing itineraries for the 2017 and 2018 Americas season which will include a new voyage in Panama. The Caribbean Princess will sail for 10 days and will go through the new Panama Canal locks at the Atlantic entrance, where passengers will learn about the history of the canal's construction and recent changes.

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Hilton Panama launches new Barbie Room for young guests

Hilton Panama and Mattel have joined forces to create a unique Barbie Room at the hotel in Panama City. Guests can stay in the themed room between now and August, 2016, and they will enjoy Barbie-themed features including toys, dolls, toiletries, games, decor and a runway where little guests can model clothes.

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Panama named as 2016 destination for world's richest travellers

Luxury travel magazine Virtuoso has named Panamas as the top destination for 2016, and the best place for expats who are looking to retire. The country has received an increase in interest from rich travellers who are looking to visit during the winter and spring months to make the most of its untouched natural landscapes.

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AMResorts opens Secrets Playa Bonita Panama Resort and Spa

AMResorts is celebrating the launch of its newest hotel in Panama, the Secrets Playa Bonita Panama Resort and Spa. The luxury adults-only hotel is situated minutes from Panama City on the Pacific coast, and has 310 guest rooms and suites, and a collection of upscale facilities including gourmet restaurants, stylish bars, and a Secrets Spa by Pevonia.

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Forbes: Panama set to become new luxury travel destination

Panama is famous for its 100-year-old canal, but it has recently been put on the map as an emerging destination for luxury and adventure. The Latin American country now boasts the Soho Panama Mall in Panama City, the first subway in Central America, and an array of upscale hotels, including the InterContinental Miramar Panama and brand new Ritz-Carlton, Panama.

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Bocas del Toro in Panama named as Top Destination in 2016 by Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Bocas del Toro in Central America as the top travel destination for 2016. The collection of nine islands in Panama boasts secret beaches, sparkling lagoons, tropical rainforests, thriving coral reefs, and vast savannas, making it a hotspot for nature-loving holidaymakers.

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Viceroy Hotel Group reveals details of Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama opening

Details of the anticipated Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama resort have been revealed by the Viceroy Hotel Group. The luxury resort is scheduled to open in 2019, and will have 186 guest rooms, 42 overwater villas with private plunge pools and direct ocean access, as well as high end facilities including eight restaurants and lounges, a spa, a cinema, a library, a fitness centre, and meeting facilities.

Associated Press recommends how to experience the bustling Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has recently opened its $7.45 billion expansion that allows larger ships, including cruise liners to travel along the waterway through new lanes and locks. Juan Zamorano, a writer from the Associated Press, visits the Panama Canal on an excursion to highlight why people should visit the huge Latin American hub of trade, transportation and commerce.