ANATO estimates that between 5.1 and 5.4 million Colombians would leave the country throughout 2023, which would mean a growth of between 4% and 10%, compared to the estimate for the end of 2022
For the Travel Agencies union, 2022 was a period of transformation and innovation, of finding opportunities for the commercialization of products and services, exploring new destinations and changing the dynamics of travel. These were also months in which there was a constant recovery in the sector indices, which, according to estimates by the Association, will continue throughout the next year.
"Tourism has generated challenges that little by little we have been facing and surpassing, and an articulated work has been carried out by all the actors in the sector that has resulted in highlighting tourism within the most reactivated economies of Colombia," he said. Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
According to the Association's projections, based on figures from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, by 2023 the arrival of between 4.9 and 5.1 million non-resident visitors could be expected, which would mean a growth of between 6% and 10%, on the estimated closing of 2022 of the union, corresponding to about 4.6 million.
The foregoing would be presented under a scenario with aspects such as the expectations of a high dollar that encourages the arrival of foreigners; to continue supporting businessmen to attend international tourism fairs to attract tourists from other countries and promote Colombia; to add actions to improve the country's image; and to encourage trips to places with a tourist vocation.
Regarding outbound tourism, ANATO, based on figures from Colombia Migration, estimates that between 5.1 and 5.4 million Colombians would leave the country throughout 2023, which would mean a growth of between 4% and 10%. , compared to the estimate for the end of 2022, corresponding to 4.9 million Colombians.
“To achieve these projections we must continue working with Civil Aeronautics, to increase the country's international air connectivity; continue promoting, through Travel Agencies, the confidence of tourists; and create actions with the Foreign Ministry to continue the reduction of restrictions and visas for Colombians in different destinations," concluded the union leader.