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Travel and tourism in Colombia – statistics & facts

Colombia, located in the northern corner of South America, went from being considered one of the most dangerous places worldwide in the 1990s and early 2000s to a booming travel destination in recent years. The 50-million nation experienced a significant increase in international inbound tourism between the mid-2000s and 2019, despite a strong decline in 2010. But like most countries worldwide, the tourism sector in the Latin American country was strongly disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, the size of the Colombian tourism sector was cut in more than half in 2020, and it is only expected to surpass the pre-pandemic levels by 2024.

Performance of international and domestic tourism amid COVID-19

Despite the international travel restrictions imposed throughout several months in 2020, foreign visitors in Colombia outperformed the country’s domestic travelers in terms of expenditures by nearly 70 percent. This situation was due partly to the personal economic situation of many Colombians in that year, as shown by a survey. Additionally, the fear of COVID-19 contagion also contributed to the discreet travel behavior of Colombian residents.

Tourism along with sustainability

Tourism brings more than just positive consequences to a country, and the Colombian population seems to be well informed on this issue. In 2019, traveling Colombians display the highest levels of environmental awareness among major Latin American countries. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend has only been exacerbated: in 2020, the share of Colombian respondents willing to travel more sustainably increased more than ten percentage points. Sustainability in tourism includes, for example, choosing a less-traveled destination to reduce the impact of tourists on the environment or traveling in the low season.

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Travel and tourism in Colombia – statistics & facts

Colombia, located in the northern corner of South America, went from being considered one of the most dangerous places worldwide in the 1990s and early 2000s to a booming travel destination in recent years. The 50-million nation experienced a significant increase in international inbound tourism between the mid-2000s and 2019, despite a strong decline in 2010. But like most countries worldwide, the tourism sector in the Latin American country was strongly disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, the size of the Colombian tourism sector was cut in more than half in 2020, and it is only expected to surpass the pre-pandemic levels by 2024.

Performance of international and domestic tourism amid COVID-19

Despite the international travel restrictions imposed throughout several months in 2020, foreign visitors in Colombia outperformed the country’s domestic travelers in terms of expenditures by nearly 70 percent. This situation was due partly to the personal economic situation of many Colombians in that year, as shown by a survey. Additionally, the fear of COVID-19 contagion also contributed to the discreet travel behavior of Colombian residents.

Tourism along with sustainability

Tourism brings more than just positive consequences to a country, and the Colombian population seems to be well informed on this issue. In 2019, traveling Colombians display the highest levels of environmental awareness among major Latin American countries. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend has only been exacerbated: in 2020, the share of Colombian respondents willing to travel more sustainably increased more than ten percentage points. Sustainability in tourism includes, for example, choosing a less-traveled destination to reduce the impact of tourists on the environment or traveling in the low season.

Interesting statistics

In the following 6 chapters, you will quickly find the 36 most important statistics relating to "Travel and tourism in Colombia".

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