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UNWTO members select Medellin to host next General Assembly

World Tourism Events UNWTO members select Medellin to host next General Assembly

By Nelson Alcantra, editor-in-chief, eTN

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - The heads and/or representatives of delegations from member states of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have selected Medellin, Colombia, to host ...

Kidnapped Spanish tourists rescued in Colombia

Abducted visitors freed by Colombian police Kidnapped Spanish tourists rescued in Colombia

Two kidnapped Spanish tourists have been rescued by police in Colombia, while two people suspected of trying to collect a ransom have been held in Spain.

Three Latin American countries collaborate on smart visa system

Peru, Colombia and Ecuador sign letter of intent Three Latin American countries collaborate on smart visa system

LIMA, Peru - Gathered today in Lima at the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Summit, ministers of tourism and government representatives from the tourism sector of Peru, Colombia, and ...

Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago to discuss air travel links

Caribbean and South American air travel Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago to discuss air travel links

By Veronica de Santiago

Colombia’s Foreign Relations Minister, Her Excellency Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar, has agreed to convene a meeting of airlines with Trinidad and Tobago in May to examine the prospects of ...

Carriers sign up in force for Routes Americas

largest aviation networking forum in the Americas Carriers sign up in force for Routes Americas

MANCHESTER, England - The 6th Routes Americas, held in association with ALTA, will take place on February 10-12, 2013 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, hosted by Sociedad Aeroportuaria de la Costa ...

Kidnapped tourists freed in Ecuador

Toutrist abduction in Ecuador Kidnapped tourists freed in Ecuador

Two female tourists kidnapped in the north-eastern Ecuador, near the border with Colombia, have been freed.

Raising the profile of Colombia as a world tourism destination

Unique travel domain employed for marketing Raising the profile of Colombia as a world tourism destination

When it was time for Proexport, the official tourism promotion organization for Colombia, to launch its new Internet portal, Colombia.travel, it logically saw the inherent impact that .travel ...

Colombia: A rising tourism destination

Colombia attracting global visitors Colombia: A rising tourism destination

More companies than ever are selling Colombia as a travel product.

Colombia President expresses support of tourism to improve economy

WTTC-UNWTO Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign Colombia President expresses support of tourism to improve economy

MADRID, Spain & LONDON, UK - Tourism has been at the forefront of Colombia’s economic and social transformation over the last decade.

Colombia explores Hawaii as a new travel destination

New appointment for the Hawaii Tourism ambassador program Colombia explores Hawaii as a new travel destination

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) today appointed Jorge Gonzales Carling and Juliana Osorio Valencia as their new and first tourism ambassadors from Colombia.

Colombian online travel sector grows 25 percent

Colombian Online Travel Sector Colombian online travel sector grows 25 percent

BOGOTA, Colombia - The latest results from a study on the online travel market in Colombia have been released today.

15 reasons to visit Colombia

Colombia - destination ready for discovery 15 reasons to visit Colombia

Colombia is a destination ready for discovery. From its beautiful landscapes, rich heritage, cosmopolitan cities, and mouthwatering cuisine, Colombia is THE destination in Latin America.

Colombia sees rise in hotel openings and developments

Colombia's Rise Colombia sees rise in hotel openings and developments

By eTN Staff Writer

Thousands of sparkling new hotel rooms are glittering in Colombia, including high-end brands such as InterContinental, Hilton, Sofitel, Sonesta, Ibis and Wyndham.

Colombia’s Coffee Triangle declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

Colombia’s Coffee Triangle Colombia’s Coffee Triangle declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

Colombia’s beautiful Coffee Region, or properly deemed the Café Triangle, was initially nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site in January 2010.

Colombia sees rise in hotel openings and developments

Colombian Booming Hotel Growth Colombia sees rise in hotel openings and developments

Thousands of sparkling new hotel rooms are glittering in Colombia, including high-end brands such as InterContinental, Hilton, Sofitel, Sonesta, Ibis and Wyndham.

Dancing in El Dorado

The Natural Beat Of Colombia Dancing in El Dorado

By Andrew Princz

BOGOTA - Wander the streets of a sweltering Cartagena, a fortress of a city by the sea on the northern coast of Colombia, and you will be taken in by its colorful facades, flower-laden wooden ...

LAN Airlines to buy  Colombian Aires for $32.5 million

LAN Continues Its South American Expansion LAN Airlines to buy Colombian Aires for $32.5 million

As it continues its South American expansion, Chilean national carrier, LAN Airlines, agreed to buy Colombia's second largest airline, Aires.

Aero Republica becomes Copa Airlines Colombia

Aviation News Aero Republica becomes Copa Airlines Colombia

PANAMA CITY - Copa Holdings has announced that as of today, the Colombian airline Aero Republica will operate as Copa Airlines Colombia.

Colombia touts Latin America as part of solution for UN goals

Colombia on Food Crisis and Climate Change Colombia touts Latin America as part of solution for UN goals

By Nelson Alcantara

(eTN) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos last week in New York at the UN General Assembly promoted the vital role that the resources of Latin America can play in achieving many of the global ...

Colombian president announces $66M investment in tourism sector

Colombia Investing In Tourism Industry Colombian president announces $66M investment in tourism sector

A $66 million investment in the tourism sector has been announced by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday and said that the industry's growth had stagnated because of security ...

3,000 tourists stranded on San Andres

San Andres Plane Crash 3,000 tourists stranded on San Andres

Almost 3,000 tourists are stranded on the Colombian Caribbean island of San Andres because the wreckage of Monday's plane crash remains on the airport's runway.

Boeing 737 crash in Colombia being called a miracle

1 Death Among 131 Lives On Board Boeing 737 crash in Colombia being called a miracle

By Vivian Sequera

BOGOTA, Colombia – It is believed that a lightning bolt from a thunderstorm struck a Boeing 737 jetliner being operated by Aerovias de Integracion Regional SA airline, causing the plane that was ...

Venezuela severs diplomatic relations with Colombia

Hugo Chavez breaks ties with Colombia Venezuela severs diplomatic relations with Colombia

By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez severed Venezuela's diplomatic relations with Colombia on Thursday over claims he harbors guerrillas, and he charged that his neighbor's leader could ...

Destination news: Colombia is now acceptably safe and pleasant to visit

Colombia - The only risk is wanting to stay Destination news: Colombia is now acceptably safe and pleasant to visit

By ARTHUR FROMMER

Juan Manuel Santos, a graduate of the University of Kansas and Harvard Graduate School who was recently elected president of Colombia, is widely regarded as a new kind of South American statesman, ...

Colombian Galeras volcano erupts, red alert declared

Colombia Colombian Galeras volcano erupts, red alert declared

BOGOTA – The Galeras volcano in southeastern Colombia erupted Saturday night, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, authorities said.

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