Latest Isla Palenque Stories

2009-12-01 07:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourism has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years and many in the industry believe the change is permanent. In the past, American tourists sought familiarity in even the most exotic destinations. Today, the more sophisticated consumer seeks experiences as unique as their destinations. This industry-wide travel trend, called "geotourism," attracts modern vacationers who are now looking to immerse themselves in the authentic culture of a place. Jonathan...

2009-11-16 07:15:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui is so wild and unspoiled it draws the most adventurous souls to its lush wilderness. Destinations such as Coiba National Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Parque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriqui have coaxed trailblazing nature-lovers and water-sport enthusiasts to the area for years, where they find "dozens of uninhabited islands surrounded by healthy coral formations and excellent conditions for surfing, diving, and...

2009-09-11 07:10:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- While real estate developers on the mainland often struggle with the economics of sustainable initiatives, island properties inherently lend themselves to environmentally responsible design. While not many island developers explore sustainability as a common sense strategy, there are some who are on the vanguard of sustainable practices - and reaping the economic benefits. In the Fiji Islands, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort recently...

2009-08-17 07:30:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- To attract environmentally conscious travelers, many resorts promote themselves as eco-friendly. But with air conditioners draining electricity and keeping guests shut away from nature, the experience often falls flat -- compelling farsighted developers to consider other, more natural cooling options. "As soon as we stepped into our luxury safari tents, the bellboy switched on a couple of air conditioners," says Ramki Sreenivasan, writer for Livemint.com....

2009-07-21 07:30:00

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Burgeoning real estate development company Amble Resorts assembled an exceptional team of international professionals to develop their new eco resort on a secluded island property in Panama, the Resort at Isla Palenque. "Isla Palenque is the perfect setting for our private, environmentally responsible resort community," says Ben Loomis, founder and President of Amble Resorts. "While we will manage the overall development process, it's critical to the...

2009-07-14 07:05:00

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- During a sluggish economy here in America, real estate developers are finding a growing number of intriguing opportunities overseas. With the Wall Street Journal recently reporting a rise in unemployment in all but two states last month -- and with economists predicting it to increase even further -- the sliding economy continues to severely cripple domestic real estate development. "The reality of what's going on is that there is no private development...

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