Development of Tourist Welcome Center

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Development of Tourist Welcome Center
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Country: Panama
Volunteer(s) Name: E Fritz
Volunteer(s) Homestate: California
Funds community contributed: $1440
Percentage community contributed: 31%
Funds needed were: $3176.47
Funds requested were: $3176.47
PPCP #: 525-118
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Panama 2009 (8).
Business Plan Development Seminars, Community Center (Panama), Community Latrine Project (Panama), Community Park Renovation, Development of Tourist Welcome Center, EcoClub Manual, Rural Water Committee Training, Water Catchment Systems
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Info about the Development of Tourist Welcome Center

Over the past several years, a town in the central Cordillera Mountain Range of Panama has been attracting an increasing number of tourists. The area is quite popular due to its pleasant climate, clean air, numerous virgin waterfalls, several rivers, hundreds of orchard species, organic agriculture and an abundance of flora and fauna. The town has continued to improve its infrastructure to accommodate the influx of tourists, building a hostel, improving the local hotel and renovating cabanas. In addition, the town recently obtained high-speed internet, and there are several restaurants. Thus, a visit to the town has become more than just a one day trip to the mountains.

The main thing lacking in the town is a tourist information center and a welcome area in the center of town. This has been the subject of many complaints, comments and suggestions from both tourists and in many national and international travel guides. The goal of this project is to provide tourists with thorough information on Santa Fe upon their arrival—maps, lodging options, food, tour guides, hikes, rivers, etc. This will ensure that they make the most of their stay, while local businesses, tour guides and residents benefit from the plethora of activities this town has to offer.

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