Panama hosts “Small Hotels Forum”

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Los Mandarinos in El Valle is a member of HOPPAN.

The Association of Small Hotels of Panamá (HOPPAN) is organizing the “XII Central American Forum of Small Hotels” to discuss the “challenges and realities of the tourist trade, decentralization and its impact.” In this instance, Panama has the honor of playing host country for the delegates. The event will take place Thursday, October 9 – Friday, October 10 at the Salón Bella Vista of the Hotel El Panamá from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.

The forum will feature speakers such as ATP Administrator, Jesus Sierra Victoria; Panama City Mayor, José Isabel Blandón; as well as presenters from Puerto Rico, Spain, Costa Rica and Colombia. Lunch and two coffee breaks are included. The cost to attend is $125 ($40 for students). Inscriptions are available at Hoppan.net.

HOPPAN’s mission is to contribute to the competitiveness of Panama’s hotel chains through innovation, differentiation and continued improvements to the quality of services and marketing strategies of its associates. Their vision is to be a leader in the hotel industry, with strong and self-sustaining presence at the national and international level.

HOPPAN was created under the auspices of the Organization of American States’ Small Hotel Assistance Project, and forms part of the Central American Federation of Small Hotels (FECAPH), Panama’s Chamber of Tourism (CAMTUR) and the Panamanian Association of Hotels (APATEL).

For more information, visit their website, Panamasmallhotels.com or write Foro@Hoppan.net.

HOPPAN’s Board of Directors:

President  Armando Rodriguez Albrook Inn (Panamá)

Vice-President  Jorge Tovar Boquete Tree Trek (Boquete)

Secretary  Héctor Golcher Bay View Hotel (San Carlos)

Sub-Secretary Andrew Wilkins Hostal Villa Marita (Boquete)

Treasurer Anayansi Menéndez El Oasis Hotel y Restaurante (Boquete)

Speaker  Laura Yuen Hotel Hong Kong (Chitré)

Fiscal María Luis Dutary de Carrizo Hotel La Pradera (Penonomé)

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