A Panamanian delegation headed by President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, in which Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Miguel Hincapie participates, is in Miami, USA, to highlight the potential of Panama as a Homeport for Cruises and it importance to industry representatives. Panama's potential will be promoted to senior executives of Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean International and there will be a bilateral with officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Transport, Primary Sector and Culture, as well as the Port of Aruba. Between January and September 2015, the major cruise ports in Panama received about 189 000 315 passengers. Tourists also embarking in Colón, stay an average of three days in the capital city for shopping and meeting points as the Panama Canal, Panama Viejo and Casco Antiguo. Air connectivity and the "home port" for cruises are one of the great advantages of the tourism sector in Panama. Besides being part of the logistics infrastructures that are promoted internationally to promote Panama as a country with economic growth and has great attractions to visit. The Panamanian delegation is also integrated by the Minister of the Presidency, Alvaro German; the administrator of the Tourism Authority of Panama, Gustavo Him; Panama's consul in Miami, Adela Chiari King and the administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, Jorge Barakat.