Anato highlights Colombia's main issuing markets
3,161,527 non-resident visitors have arrived in the country between January and September, 77% correspond was foreign tourists
Colombia is a country that has resurfaced after several adverse contexts. It has become a destination of great admiration in the world and today, with the growing arrival of tourists from abroad, its name resonates with greater force in the international media and in the voice to voice of those who have already visited it.
This is reflected in the figures reported by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, which show that between January and September 2019, a total of 3,161,527 non-resident visitors to our country have arrived, that is 2.4% more compared to the same period of 2018.
It should be noted that, of this figure, 2,416,575 correspond to foreign tourists, thus revealing an increase of 4.4% when compared to the same months of the previous year. This is a growth superior to that of the American continent (2%) and that of South America (-5%), according to the World Tourism Organization-UNWTO.
Currently, according to ANATO calculations, based on Migration Colombia, the countries that most visit our destinations are the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Peru. It should be noted that, although the gaucho country has reported a decrease in the flow of visitors to Colombia due to its economic context, it continues to be in the top, in the third place. Likewise, within the nations that have shown the most growth, Peru has 19%; Canada with 18%; and European countries with 15%.
“We have done a great job of promoting our destinations not only nationally, but also internationally, by the Travel Agencies. Every time travelers talk more about our biodiversity, about our unique scenarios that show contrasts in the landscapes, cuisine and quality of its people. We have learned about the wealth we have and the opportunities that our territory has, so it is necessary that we continue to aim to create tourist packages that expose our full potential and that meet the needs and tastes of the foreign traveler, ”said Paula Cortés Calle, president executive of ANATO.