It is always a pleasure to read about positive things about Colombia on international press. And even more to redistribute and share this article with our members. This time, news comes from the Brazilian magazine Panrotas that emphasizes safety in Colombia as a quality of the country to attract tourists.
Journalists from the neighboring country visited Bogota and its surroundings to inform Brazilian tourists of the attractions that the Colombian capital has to offer.
Bogota, Feb. 8 (Pxp).- “For Colombia, security is now one of the country’s qualities”. This is how the Brazilian magazine Panrotas referred to Colombia after a trip to explore what Bogota and its surroundings have to offer.
This statement is part of a series of publications that tourists from the neighboring country will see and read in the coming days and weeks. The Panrotas journalists are part of a delegation that came to Colombia and fell in love with its capital in a trip organized by TAM airlines and Proexport Colombia.
André Texeira from O Globo; Érico Monteiro, from Viaje Mais; Fábio Dutra, from the magazine Joyce Pascowitch and Sávia Reis, from Panrotas, and the renowned photographer Gladstone Campos, visited the Colombian capital and its main tourist attractions.
The colors, tastes and, above all, the warmth from the Colombians were some of the qualities that were remarked the most by the Brazilian journalists. They stated that Bogota is not only one of the most beautiful cities of Latin America but also one of the safest.
“I want to return to Brazil because it is the fastest way to come back to Colombia. I felt very safe in Bogota, more than in any other country in the world”, said the photographer Gladstone Campos.
Without a doubt, the places that the journalists commented on the most were the Emerald Museum, with its one of a kind sample of almost 3000 original pieces; the Gold Museum, for its immeasurable historic value and representation of the vast Colombian wealth; La Candelaria for its colors and charm and the Nemocon salt mine for its spectacular scenery at 80 meters under the ground.
Wilson Costa, President of TAM in Colombia stressed the importance of the Colombian capital for the airline. “Due to its geographic location, Bogota is a strategic point for South America, and is therefore a key point for TAM”, he stated.
TAM commenced operations on December 19 with a daily Sao Paulo-Bogotá-Sao Paulo route. The route will be covered by an Airbus A320 with business and tourist classes.
According to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, 66,309 tourists came to Colombia from Brazil in 2010, which is a 39.6 % increase from 47,494 in 2009.