June 18th  | Hospitality & Tourism Focus Group

Key Takeaways

  • Panama City has a unique sense of self; this should be preserved to maintain the City’s flair and attract visitors from afar.
  • The arts are incredibly important for Panama City. Thinking about the arts and artists role and how they can be amplified is important to creating a sense of community for locals and tourists.
  • Anchor institutions should play an important role in attracting folks from out of town, especially leveraging public-private partnerships and engagement with academia.
  • The City’s relationship with the waterfront should be emphasized, as should its wide variety of water-related activities. Panama City has a unique opportunity to re-brand what these areas and activities mean for the City. Focusing the City’s recovery to capitalize on these key attractions should be a priority.