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Seychelles President Faure sends message of condolence to Colombia

Following the devastating landslides which have claimed over 200 lives and injuring many others in the Southwestern region of the Republic of Colombia, notably...

What is his objective? Colombia’s candidate for UNWTO spells it out

The Colombian embassy in Austria is giving out a brochure pitching for its ambassador to become the leader of world tourism. The global travel and tourism...

Who is UNWTO Secretary General Candidate Jaime Alberto Cabal from Colombia?

UNWTO Secretary General candidate Jaime Alberto Cabal, former Minister of Colombia and  Colombian Ambassador ao Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Montenegro, Czech Republic and Serbia...

UNWTO members select Medellin to host next General Assembly

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 the 21

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

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 Ecuador

Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago to discuss air travel links

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 enhancing

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 S.A

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

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 would ha

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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 balconie

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

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

(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 goa

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 issues.

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

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 car

Venezuela severs diplomatic relations with Colombia

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 attem

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

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, cap

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.

Colombia’s flag-carrier airline takes delivery of A330-200

The flag carrier of Colombia and one of the largest airlines in Latin America, Aircastle Limited, announced today that one of its subsidiaries has taken delivery of a new Airbus A330-200 aircraft on l

Fabio Villegas: Avianca to replace Fokker jets

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's largest airline, Avianca, plans to replace Fokker jets with new airplanes of 100 seats or less, Chief Executive Fabio Villegas said.