Colombia may be the best tourist destination, according to the guild of hotel entrepreneurs
The goal of making Colombia the best tourist destination in the world is ever closer. That’s because the country was ranked as the second place to spend holidays in 2011, according to readers of The New York Times. Add to that the same newspaper, considered the most important in the United States, highlighted Cali among the top ten destinations to visit this year.
The news, according to Jaime Alberto Cabal, president of the Hotel Association of Colombia, Cotelco, generates an atmosphere of optimism in the sector and drives the engine to continue promoting the country internationally.
A recognition that adds to the good balance that the manager made of 2010, which was much higher than the previous year and highlighted the hotel occupancy, with a rebound of two percentage points compared to 2009. Likewise, the visit of foreign tourists that to November 30 grew 12.6%.
To that was added the hotel investment, which was considered historic in construction, remodeling and expansion of hotels. In addition, the employment experienced a rise of five points and the generation of foreign currency, 10%.
The good indicators, according to the president of Cotelco, were due to the trend of sustained growth that has been experiencing the sector since last year and hopes to be better in 2011 .