Colombia: top departments for inbound tourism 2019

In 2019, the Capital District of Bogota accounted for nearly 44.8 percent of the international tourist arrivals in Colombia. The department of Bolívar, whose capital is the popular city of Cartagena, received 18.8 percent of the foreign tourist arrivals in the South American country that same year. Antioquia, with Medellín as its capital, ranked third on the list, with 15.6 percent of international tourist arrivals. Valle del Cauca and the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina complete the top five Colombian departments for inbound tourism in 2019.

Departments with the largest share of foreign visitor arrivals in Colombia in 2019

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April 2020



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Based on arrivals of non-resident foreign visitors counted at immigration control points

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