The exchange rate positions tourism as a protagonist in Colombia
According to ANATO, the increase in foreign currency ratifies tourism as an important industry in the country's economy
According to the Balance of Payments report of the Banco de la República, the entry of foreign currency in the category of Travel and Transportation in 2018, had an increase of 12.2% compared to the previous year, reaching a total of USD 7,436 million .
"Colombia continues to gain prominence abroad. There is no doubt that we are all working on the same side, both Government and private sector, to make our country a world-class destination, offering quality products with professional advice and providing an ideal environment for those who visit us to check the beauty of our entire territory, its history and the quality of its people, "said Paula Cortés Calle, executive president of ANATO.
It is worth noting that this representative increase is also due to the work of travel agencies, which continue to gain importance for those seeking professional help and advice for their vacations and corporate trips. Therefore, the union leader said that this growth is a stimulus for the Agencies to continue pointing to the creation of strategies and opportunities for the sector, through the expansion of its portfolio of services.
"The countries from which the largest number of foreign visitors come to Colombia are the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Spain and France. We must stimulate greater tourist spending and multiply the growth of our activity. For this it is essential that Travel Agencies continue designing packages with products that adapt to the needs of these travelers and that equally attract tourists from other nations. The growth in foreign currency inflows ratifies tourism as an important driver of the country's economy, "he added.