The impact of the dollar exchange in the Colombia´s travel industry is worrying
Despite the devaluation of the peso against the dollar, there has been a positive record in the departure of Colombians abroad during the year
Despite the devaluation of 18% of the peso against the dollar, for the first six months of the year there has been a positive record in the departure of Colombians abroad, reaching 2.2 million people with an increase of 5.4% compared to the previous year , according to data from Migration Colombia.
“Although the figures have been positive to date, the instability of the currency generates uncertainty, since it could affect the flow of Colombian travelers abroad during the Week of Recess, as well as the anticipated purchase of tourist packages for the End season of the year, ”said Paula Cortés Calle, Executive President of ANATO.
The union leader also highlights the fact that this context will favor receptive tourism, motivating the arrival of citizens from countries such as the United States, Canada and the Euro Zone, since Colombia is a more economic and competitive destination; while an increase in domestic tourism is expected, as Colombians would travel more within their borders.
It should be noted that these are short-term events and the Travel Agencies work to maintain the evolution that has presented the sector in recent years, returning to high flows, especially the departure of Colombians abroad, as previously seen in Similar contexts