Tourism for 2010 – Who really knows

According to Colombia Reports which went off of a report by the Ministry of Commerce, tourism will reach 2.8 million for 2010. I find this interesting as in 2005, official numbers were at roughly 800,000, with 2006 coming in at just over 1 million, while 2007 numbers reached 1.3 million. At that time, the projected 2010 numbers were to reach 4 million and even with a number far short of that, tourism is expected to increase in the country by 15 percent by next year. With the real numbers being set against projected numbers and whole years being set against partial years, it’s hard to say much until each calendar year actually ends.

“Colombia’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism expects the country to receive 2.8 million visitors in 2010, a record figure representing an increase of 15 per cent over 2008. This projected rise is based on the proportional increase of arriving travelers listing recreational and business purposes for travel in Colombia.

According to the Ministry, Argentina is one of the countries generating the highest number of visitors to Colombia, ranking 6th in the world in the period from January to June 2009. In the same period, Colombia received more than 638,000 visitors, a growth of 10.3 per cent over the same period in 2008.” – Source

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