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Hotel and tourism infrastructure

Hotel and tourism infrastructure

Hotel and Tourism Infrastructure

  • The number of international visitors to Colombia rose from 600,000 in 2000 to 1.6 million in 2012.
  • Colombia offers close to 800 international flights connecting to over 20 destinations worldwide.
  • Colombia offers tax benefits such as income tax exemption for a period of 30 years in hotel infrastructure, income tax exemption for a period of 20 years in tourism infrastructure, and tax credit for job creation.
  • Big international hotel chains are established in Colombia, such as Accor, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham, Meliá and Starwood.

Business Opportunities

  • With the entry into force of different Free Trade Agreements, an increase in business travellers visiting Colombia is expected and therefore an increase in hotel demand for this segment.
  • Limited and full service hotels in the principal and secondary cities. Sun and Beach Resorts. Spas and seawater therapy, hot-water spring therapy and wellness centres. Ecolodges for ecotourism.
  • In 2011 the average daily rate in Colombia saw a 5% increase to US$ 114. There was an average room occupancy rate of 54% and a revenue per available room of US$ 63, up 4% over 2010. Euromonitor International, 2012.
  • Between 2000 and 2011 Colombia moved up 18 places (from 50 to 32) in the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) ranking of international events.


  • Bogota
  • Cartagena
  • Barranquilla
  • Santa Marta
  • Medellin
  • Cali
  • Coffee Region ( Coffee Cultural Landscape )
  • Bucaramanga
  • San Andres
  • Choco
  • Amazonas
  • Altillanura
  • Guajira