Eye on Travel

Eye on Travel — Panama — April 9, 2022

This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from Panama City, Panama. Peter talks with Ivan Eskildsen, Panama’s Minister of Tourism, then with Niels Olsen, Minister of Tourism for Ecuador, and discusses how both countries have emerged from COVID. Then, Peter reports on an airline success story — the airline of Panama, Copa, and its CEO Pedro Heilbron. It’s an airline that flies to more than 70 destinations, and chances are you’ve never considered hubbing through Panama City — but you might want to consider it. And Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of Askthepilot.com, describes the disruption of flights due to the war in Ukraine from a pilot’s point of view and both the short and long-term effects of global rerouting. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.