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Visit Panama and Copa Airlines Announce New In-Flight Video

Visit Panama and Copa Airlines Announce New In-Flight Video

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Copa Airlines and the Panama Tourism Promotion Fund (PROMTUR Panama) reaffirmed their commitment to the country's tourism development, launching a new and unprecedented in-flight safety video to be shown onboard the airline's flights.

Inspired by Panama and its tourist attractions, the world-class video production aims to position Panama as a unique tourist destination abundant in culture, natural resources, beaches, and many fun entertainment options, while enjoyably informing its passengers about important safety measures they must comply with during their trip.

The video was filmed at the end of 2019 by the Panamanian audiovisual production company VFX. Copa Airlines' new safety video is the first in Latin America to entirely highlight a country's wonders. It will be enjoyed by thousands of passengers from different nationalities that frequently fly with the airline.

The special audiovisual piece is the latest example of multiple efforts and initiatives to promote Panama. The video and the Panama Stopover program, launched in 2019, position the country as one of the most attractive destinations for travelers in the region. Copa Airlines and the national tourism authorities have executed the efforts over the years.

“We decided to launch this important video that displays the beauty of Panama because the country has just reopened its borders and must continue to position itself as a tourist destination, especially when the decision to travel for pleasure is a process that begins a long time before the trip", said Pedro Heilbron, CEO at Copa Airlines.

"We consider this effort as an incentive in the gradual reactivation of a sector that has been prepared and is ready - in terms of biosafety measures - to receive visitors, once they are ready to travel," he added.

"At PROMTUR Panama, as an international destination marketing organization, we are committed to increasing Panama's visibility, highlighting the beauty of our natural and cultural heritage. This video is part of the Stopover Strategic Alliance, launched in 2019 with a Panamanian airline that flies to our primary target markets," said Fernando Duque, Chairman of PROMTUR Panama.

Copa Airlines’ new safety video will be actively promoted on the airlines’ social media platforms and that of the destination such as www.VisitPanama.com, as well as other platforms to generate interest in Panama while people around the world start making their travel plans again.

"Copa Airlines' new safety video that highlights the authenticity of our culture and nature is a wise contribution. The video is very timely since Panama is putting a lot of effort into reactivating the tourism sector. It is also implementing the new Sustainable Tourism Master Plan that highlights the innovation and key differentiators as a destination based on our extraordinary natural resources and the diversity of our cultural heritage,” said Iván Eskildsen, General Administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority.

The video shows Copa Airlines' staff and crew members guiding passengers through a journey full of music, culture, adventures, and experiences that every tourist would like to live. It also shows 12 iconic landmarks throughout the diverse Panamanian geography, while creatively revealing the safety measures that passengers must follow on all flights.

Panama City, Old Town, Boquete, San Carlos Lagoon, Bocas del Toro, Los Santos, Chagres National Park and Tocumen International Airport, were some of the locations where the video was filmed at the end of 2019. The video production included a team of more than 250 people including scriptwriters, creatives, producers, technicians, actors, and locals of the different filming locations to show tourists the experiences that can only be enjoyed in Panama.

Now, when travelers fly with Copa Airlines, in addition to observing the necessary safety measures, disinfection, hygiene and biosafety protocols that the airline has implemented, together with the national health authorities and the Tocumen International Airport, they will pay more attention to the safety measures, captivated by a majestic tour of "The Panama we all remember and will soon return," as alluded to in the new Copa Airlines safety video.

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