The number of tourists who came to Panama last year exceeded the target of 2.25 million set by the Tourism Authority.
2.27 million visitors came in 2013 and the average stay was 9.3 days, with a daily expenditure of $168.
The month with the highest tourism income is not necessarily the one with the most tourist arrivals says Panama America. In March, $323.5 million came into the country by way of tourist spending. Foreign exchange earnings recorded in the period from January to November 2013 was $3.0529 billion dollars, compared to the $2.8176 billion in 2012, an increase of 8.4%.