The Republic of Panama is the southernmost country of Central America, with a population of 3,864,000 inhabitants as of 2013. Its economy is estimated to be 92nd in the world and third in Central America, with a GDP per capita of $15,900. Although the tourism industry has not figured prominently in the history of the country, Panama has been characterized by travel, movements, and migrations as a result of its strategic geopolitical location on the isthmus connecting North and South America. Through governmental efforts, as well as public and private investment, in the last 20 years, Panama has transformed from a country often assumed to be dangerous and unappealing in the world tourism market into one of the most visited destinations in the Americas ...

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