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Panama is competing against more than 60 countries, among them 13 Latin American nations, in the Tourism Video Competition organized by the World Tourism Organization which has been arranged as part of the XXII session of the General Assembly of that entity which will be celebrated in mid-September in Chengdu, China.
The voting process is already open and the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) is inviting all its followers on the social networks and the general public to vote for Panama’s video until September 11, 2017, (when the process closes) on the following link in the WTO web page http://lmd.unwto.org/unwto-tourism-video-competition-2017
The Panama tourism video is a three minute piece called “Panama is for explorers, not only tourists” which is part of the international promotional campaign that currently the ATP is screening on the digital media of key cities of the United States, Canada and Spain.
According to the WTO, the video that obtains the greates number of votes will be announced during the General Assembly and be granted the “People’s Choice” award.
The WTO invited all its member states to promote their video through social communication media and social networks, using the hashtag #UNWTOGAChina, plus the link to the video they want to promote.
The Panama video shows the diverse experiences that the country offers. It has impressive shots from the summit of the Volcan Baru, views of El Valle de Anton, perfect waves for world class surf in Bocas del Toro, the pollera, diablicos sucios (people wearing colorful devil masks), indigenous people, sloths, Pedasí, the Canal, the modern city, colonial sites, river and waterfalls.
This WTO invitation is very important for the ATP when it is already being shown on the international digital media, in a campaign that invites travelers to live their own, unique experiences in Panama’s natural destinations.