The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) reported today that it will invest for next year's Carnival festivities, 1.5 million dollars for the city of Panama and 700,000 dollars for the rest of the country's other provinces.
The administrator of Tourism, Gustavo Him, explained that the "Carnival Panama: a country in party 2019" will be from March 1 to 5, 2019, and this aims to boost the economy and project the nation internationally, given that each year Thousands of tourists visit the country to enjoy one of the most important festivities of Panamanians.
A statement from the tourism entity noted that the Capital Carnival Commission, prepares attractions in order to exceed the numbers of visitors from previous years.
In the past celebration of "King Momo", Panama received some 45,000 foreign tourists from Germany, Argentina, Canada, Chile, the United States, Spain, Guatemala, Italy and Mexico.
The activity that every year is concentrated on the seafront of the capital known as Cinta Costera, will have three platforms of shows: PTY, Balboa Lounge and Tarima del Recuerdo, in addition to performing the "culecos" (fun water), parade of queens, VIP area for tourists and an area with entertainment games for children.
The ATP informed that the stalls selling food and drinks will be raffled and they will be supervised by the Ministry of Health (MINSA), in order to verify the safety of the food.
The 2019 carnival will begin in Panama City with the coronation of the sovereign and her princesses, and will culminate with the burial of the sardine.
The Authority reported that it is in process to meet the next queen of Panama City that will be chosen on November 15, and in which about 14 candidates from different parts of the nation participate.
According to data from the Tourism Authority of Panama, in 2017 2.5 million foreign tourists arrived in the country, which spent 4,451 million dollars, representing an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year.