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Panama Named ‘Hot’ Travel Destination

According to the global travel search engine Skyscanner, Panama is officially a “hot” destination.

The search engine developed a list of the top global travel spots that are attracting the interest of Australians, one of the world’s most dedicated group of travelers. After studying search data and a wide variety of factors, Panama was ranked in the top 10, along with Mynamar, Seoul, Sri Lanka and other global destinations.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/the-hottest-places-for-travel-youd-never-expect/story-e6frfqai-1227133899842

The site specifically noted improvements in infrastructure and an increased frequency of flights from Europe and North America, as key factors making Panama a more attractive destination. The site also noted the increase in hotels, a trend we’ve been closely following here at Punta Pacifica Realty.

http://www.puntapacificarealty.com/hyatt-leads-panama-city-hotel-expansion/

It’s interesting to note that Australians are expanding their horizons, a phenomenon we’re seeing here in Punta Pacifica. It’s not simply a property market for North America and Latin America any more. We’re seeing more and more international buyers from far-flung locales, which has helped grow our experience and knowledge base of global clients.

Skyscanner handles more than 30 million searches a month, giving it a wealth of data to spot trends. In the last year Panama registered a 10 percent jump in searches from Australia, the site says.

“We have also conducted further research looking at other factors that stimulate interest in a destination, like festivals, new hotels and infrastructure improvements,” Skyscanner’s Dave Boyte said in a statement. “The result is a robust picture of the hottest destinations for Aussies next year and hopefully something to inspire travelers around the country.”

Duncan McGowan is president of Punta Pacifica Realty, a Panama real estate agency focused on Punta Pacifica, the exclusive neighborhood of 18 towers perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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