“Results in Tourism are not for granted” – Medellin Bureau
During 2016, 87 events (66% are international) were held in the city, corresponding to 30% more than in 2015 which will produce estimated income amounting US$ 25M to be received between 2016 and 2021. This makes part of negotiations conducted by the Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau, which today, Thursday, March 9th presents the results corresponding to 2016 at its Members’ General Meeting, as well as the impact on the city’s tourism growth and work plans for 2017 with which they seek to continue consolidating the region as a renowned international favorite destination.
In addition, the potential for selling the destination was increased, business opportunities were generated for 44 local tourism companies and 32 international travel bureaus were received, representing 50% more than the former year. 214 entrepreneurs of the aeronautical sector with whom there were approaches are also highlighted; the idea is working to impact the city’s air connectivity.
“We want to continue contributing to the growth of the city-region as a world-class tourist destination, both for holiday tourism and for meetings. This year we want Medellin to continue growing in a higher arrival rate of travelers than the world’s rate and, that in the Colombian scenario, it continues leading its growth in arrival of foreigners, which for the country was 12% and 24% for the city.” Stated The Manager of Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ana Maria Gallego.
The Promotion conducted by The Bureau is in partnership with the Government of Antioquia and the Mayor’s Office of Medellin. Details can be consulted in the management report to be published in a few days on the website www.medellinconventionbureau.com
Natalia Angel Henriquez
Head of Press & Public Relations – Bureau of Medellin
2616060 Ext. 139