The tourism in Colombia expects an important revitalization
It is expected that travel agencies increase their sales by 20% for this season
Historically, the mid-year vacation is the tourist season with the largest movement of passengers, and that is why Travel Agencies prepared their varied and innovative package offer for some months. For this, ANATO has been motivating its Associates to publish their tourist offer in the portal todoslosdestinos.com, a tool that currently contains more than 680 plans, in cultural products, sun and beach, nature, adventure, luxury, religious , cruises, weddings, bird watching, gastronomic, among others.
In relation to the arrival figures of foreigners to the country, in the course of 2018 an increase of about 16% has been reported (without estimating the impact of Venezuela), and it is expected to be maintained for this season and reach approximately 504,000 visitors in these two months. It should be noted that in 2017 there were a total of 439,000 arrivals of foreigners to the country, with a growth of 9% compared to this period of the previous year.
According to data from the Civil Aeronautics, the movement of national and international passengers, in this period of 2017, registered a total of 6'342.307, a figure that is expected to achieve a growth of 7% this year.
"Travel and tourism have recovered their momentum, after having had a difficult last quarter at the end of 2017. Air frequencies have now increased and new international routes are planned for this year such as Salvador / Cartagena / Salvador; Santa Cruz de la Sierra / Bogota / Santa Cruz de la Sierra; Houston / Bogotá / Honduras; Newark / BogotáNewark; Chicago / Bogotá / Chicago, "said Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
And he also stressed: "The revaluation of the peso against the dollar has given consumers confidence in their trips abroad and in turn has not generated adverse effects on the receptive. The 2018 Soccer World Cup will also be held, so it is projected that around 20 thousand Colombians will travel to Russia. We hope that our Travel Agencies increase their average sales for this season by 20% ".
For half of the year, Travel Agencies offer tourism experiences in Colombia through packages such as: San Basilio de Palenque - Tour typical dance and afrocartagenero village in La Boquilla; Whale watching in Gorgona; Rural Bogota; Sports golf package. In addition, plans in: Nariño, Tintipán, Guainía and Palomino.
As for international packages, promote: Travel for the World Cup in Russia or countries classified to experience the excitement of the World Cup, Fall in love in Punta Cana; Evolutionary experience in Teotihuacan (Mexico); Santiago with wine routes Valle del Maipo and Colchagua; and Bike tour through European vineyards. Also plans in destinations such as Thailand, Maldives and Turkey.