Panama City has become a hot zone for international business conferences and conventions as well as cultural events that draw thousands. The Country Inn & Suites, situated in the heart of the city and near the downtown area, offers comfortable accommodations that put you right in the middle of all the fun. Considered a natural land bridge between the Americas, Panama plays a major role in world trade thanks to the Panama Canal and the Colón Free Trade Zone - the largest free port in North and South America. The country has a strong international banking center, offers a robust air transport system and is the regional headquarters for many international companies.
Ethnically diverse Panama City, the nation's capital, hosts a number of music and cultural events throughout the year, from the popular Panama Jazz Festival to the chic Panama Fashion Week.