The city, represented by COTELCO Cartagena, has become the organisation’s 33rd destination and the first commercial association to join the regional association in more than 15 years.
Celebrating a big occasion in grand style, Munich Airport marked the launch of Avianca’s new service to Bogotá with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Adriana Corena, marketing director with the Cartagena de Indias Tourism Board, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the city takes the title of South America’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony.
The city of Medellín has received the largest increase in foreign visitors for 2016 in Colombia. Visitor numbers from the UK grew by 14 per cent for the country as a whole and 38 per cent for the city of Medellín from 2015 to 2016.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Conrad Cartagena, the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America.
Hilton and Constructora Colpatria have announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to open Hilton Medellin, bringing the company’s flagship brand to Colombia’s second largest city.
As many as 76 people are believed to have died in a plane crash in Colombia. The aircraft came down with 81 people on board on approach to the city of Medellin. Many of those on board were from the Brazilian football team Chapecoense. The team was travelling to Colombia to complete in final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.
Air Europa has launched its latest route, set to operate daily from Madrid to Bogota on its latest generation aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Air Europa chairman Juan Jose Hidalgo cut the ribbon at the inauguration in Barajas airport Madrid and was among passengers on the first flight to Bogota, the city thought to be the economic, cultural, political, financial and touristic hub of Colombia.
The land of emeralds has a new gem in the luxuriously intimate Four Seasons Hotel Bogotá, where every design detail is handcrafted, and every guest experience is completely personalised. The second Four Seasons in the city spills onto the vibrant street scene, while providing a warm haven of customised service and sophisticated style for its guests.