Articles tagged “colombia”

Tourism Is Now Colombia’s Largest Source of Foreign Revenue

Tourism Is Now Colombia’s Largest Source of Foreign Revenue

Oscar Medina , Bloomberg

A Colombian government peace agreement with FARC rebellions would further open up the country to tourism expansion. There's a March deadline for an agreement, which is not a done deal.

1 year ago

The World’s Best Travel Videos of 2015 Emphasize Place and Emotion

The World’s Best Travel Videos of 2015 Emphasize Place and Emotion

Greg Oates, Skift

All of these videos do a good job of immersing the viewer in the travel experience, but what makes them stand out is how they connect with the viewer on an emotional level.

2 years ago

The Small Medellin Tour Operator That Knows the Importance of TripAdvisor

The Small Medellin Tour Operator That Knows the Importance of TripAdvisor

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tour operators in Colombia face some of the same problems as travel startups and small companies around the world: How do you get the word out? TripAdvisor is a huge influence on their prospective customers.

2 years ago

Medellin’s Tourism Transformation Looks to Meetings and Conventions

Medellin’s Tourism Transformation Looks to Meetings and Conventions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Medellin doesn't have massive casinos or beachfront properties to attract conventioneers but it is a city on the move that is becoming a model and beacon of hope for cities throughout Latin America and developed countries, as well.

2 years ago

Medellin Shifts Reputation From Drugs to Holiday Lights

Medellin Shifts Reputation From Drugs to Holiday Lights

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

The shift is tourists' perspective took years of significant political change. It less a testament to tourism than the economic benefits that positive changes can bring.

3 years ago

Latin American Hotels Have a Supply and Demand Problem

Latin American Hotels Have a Supply and Demand Problem

Mark Johanson, Skift

Building lots of luxury properties can get people excited, even if the number of entrants don't make sense when viewed in aggregate.

3 years ago

Colombia Hotel Boom Spurred on by Starwood, Four Seasons and InterContinental

Colombia Hotel Boom Spurred on by Starwood, Four Seasons and InterContinental

Greg Oates, Skift

After decades of strife, Colombia has surged into the Latin American tourism limelight with a strong hotel tax incentive and smart marketing campaign inspired by famous local author, Gabriel García Márquez.

3 years ago

Colombia’s Once Off-Limits Coffee Regions Are Open for Tourism

Colombia’s Once Off-Limits Coffee Regions Are Open for Tourism

Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

Colombia's success story over the last decade is enough to make the most politically and socially fraught destination know that there is hope things can turn around.

3 years ago

British Traveler Dies in Colombia After Participating in Ritual With Tourist Group

British Traveler Dies in Colombia After Participating in Ritual With Tourist Group

Tracy McVeigh, The Guardian

3 years ago

Inside Colombia’s Transition into a Tourism Hot Spot

Inside Colombia’s Transition into a Tourism Hot Spot

Christopher Bagley, Bloomberg

4 years ago

Deaf tourists can enjoy Cartagena’s music festival with new Vibetunes app

Deaf tourists can enjoy Cartagena’s music festival with new Vibetunes app

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Vibetunes is a good example of how festivals like Cartagena’s can cater to a handicapped audience while also promoting their event as open and innovative.

4 years ago

Avianca to spend $5 billion on planes to meet rising Latin American demand

Avianca to spend $5 billion on planes to meet rising Latin American demand

Christina Jenkins, Bloomberg

Latin American airlines like Colombia’s Avianca have an advantage over international carriers that are just now entering the region, but they’ll need first invest in their fleets to match foreign carriers' capacity.

4 years ago