'" The president of the branch of the Chamber of Tourism (Camtur
) in Peten, Carlos Jimenez, said "It is difficult to manage tourism with Belize as is done with other Central American countries, as they must transfer to the tourists at the border, because there are no treaties between the nations that facilitate the flow of visitors."
"The increase in rooms has caused a price war which has resulted in loses of up to 30% of value, which is good for tourists but bad for companies," says Jorge Campuzano, president of the Chamber of Tourism of Panama (CAMTUR
In 2009, tourists expenses generated $1.483 billion, while revenue from Panama Canal tolls totaled $1.465 billion." The Panamanian Chamber of Tourism (Camtur
), the Panamanian Association of Hotels (Apatel) and the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), agree that public-private partnerships should be strengthened focussing on promoting Panama as a tourist destination because they are seeing results from those efforts