Colombia Tourism News
New airport forms part of huge Bogotá infrastructure overhaul
Colombian capital Bogotá has unveiled plans for a second international airport, El Dorado II. Construction on the airport, build in the west of the city and designed to complement the existing El Dorado International Airport in the east, could begin as early as next year.
Vitrina Turística de ANATO 2015 welcomes Puerto Rico as official partner
The president of the Colombian Association of Travel & Tourism, Paula Cortés Calle, has revealed Puerto Rico will be the official partner of the 2015 Vitrina Turística de ANATO 2015. Meanwhile Cartagena will be showcased as the domestic partner of the event, which will take place at the International Business & Exhibition Centre in Bogotá from February 25-27th.
Colombian tourism promotion body rebrands as Procolombia
The Colombian trade, investment and tourism promotion body Proexport has completed its rebrand to Procolombia following an eight-month process led by its president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. The move, which takes immediate effect, comes after a survey of Colombian and foreign entrepreneurs concluded that the name Proexport did not reflect either the body’s connection to Colombia or its broad remit, which covers promoting investment and tourism as well as exports.
Proexport Colombia launches UK agent education campaign
Tourism, foreign investment and exports promotions agency Proexport Colombia has launched a comprehensive new e-learning programme for UK travel agents called Learn Colombia aimed at increasing agents’ knowledge of the country and boosting sales. Any UK agent who completes the course by September 30th 2014 will be in with the chance of winning one of four return flights to Bogota with the national carrier Avianca or one of ten Colombian goodie bags.
Rise in airlift sees UK visitors to Colombia soar
A significant rise in airlift from the UK is set to combine with a surge in hotel development to further fuel the dramatic rise in UK visitor numbers seen in recent years, according to the Colombian tourism board Proexport. UK arrivals grew by 13.9 per cent year-on-year between 2012 and 2013, from 23,801 to 27,101 – double the overall market growth of seven per cent.
Avianca launches direct flight from London Heathrow to Bogota
Proexport Colombia, the government agency for the promotion of tourism, trade and investment, is delighted to announce Avianca will be offering direct flights from London Heathrow to Colombia’s capital Bogota. This service will commence from the June 27th and will operate four times a week on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Cruise market boom for Colombia
Colombia has increased the number of cruise ships arriving in the country threefold in the last six years according to new figures from the ministry of commerce, industry and tourism. In 2006 there were 53 landfalls recorded in the Latin American country’s ports, snowballing to 166 in 2012.
Courtyard by Marriott plans first hotel in Colombia
Marriott International plans to open the first Courtyard by Marriott brand hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Opening in April 2014, the 146-room Courtyard hotel on Avenida El Dorado will be part of a mixed-use complex which will include prime office and retail space.
Colombia tourism uses travel domain for instant recognition
When it was time for Proexport, the official tourism promotion organization for Colombia, to launch its new Internet portal, Colombia.travel, it logically saw the inherent impact that .travel would have as a marketing tool for the world tourism industry.