Articles tagged “medellin”

A Transformed Medellin Grapples with Its Violent Past and 7 Other Tourism Trends this Week

A Transformed Medellin Grapples with Its Violent Past and 7 Other Tourism Trends this Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, Medellin figures out how to talk about its complicated past, a surf town in California's Newport Beach plays up its luxury attractions, and rail travel becomes the number one priority for booking platforms in Asia.

7 months ago

Medellin’s Tourism Challenge: Telling the Right Story of Its Violent Past

Medellin’s Tourism Challenge: Telling the Right Story of Its Violent Past

Rebecca Stone, Skift

Medellin has gone through an incredible transformation over the past 30 years, but large issues still remain prevalent. As the city figures out the right story it wants to tell, its "fake it ‘til you make it" strategy somehow works — speaking to the resilience of many developing economies that are navigating histories of crime, corruption, and violence and still figuring out how to position themselves as destinations.

7 months 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.

4 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.

5 years ago

Inside Colombia’s Transition into a Tourism Hot Spot

6 years ago

Why turning Medellín into the Silicon Valley of South America is great for tourism

Why turning Medellín into the Silicon Valley of South America is great for tourism

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Colombia has become a darling of South America during its transformation, but those changes and their impact on tourism can be seen clearly in Medellin. The city’s tourism sector fuels its economic growth while homegrown efforts are turning the city into something many travel to see.

6 years ago

Colombia seeks to make up for decades of isolation with its latest tourist boom

Tom Feiling, The Daily Telegraph

After years of headlines dominated by kidnappings, drug-running, and leftist insurgencies, Colombia's having its moment as it's become the South American darling of travel media.

7 years ago