Colombia Aims to Become the Most Important Travel Destination in Latin America - USD$210 Million Investment and Top Travel Rankings

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During early 2010, Lonely Planet guide; the well-known journal, New York Times and Wanderlust, specialized travel magazine ranked Colombia among their 5 top tourist destinations in the world. In an attempt to make the most out of these recognitions, the Colombian government will bet for the growth of this sector, through an investment of approximately USD$210 million over a 4 year period. Colombian Online travel agencies such as http://www.mantarayatravel.com, gladly welcome this news, since it will allow them to continue growing as quality touristic services providers, for travels to Colombia.

During early 2010, Lonely Planet guide; the well-known journal, New York Times and Wanderlust, specialized travel magazine ranked Colombia among their 5 top tourist destinations in the world. In an attempt to make the most out of these recognitions, the Colombian government will bet for the growth of this sector, through an investment of approximately USD$210 million over a 4 year period. Colombian Online travel agencies such as http://www.mantarayatravel.com, gladly welcome this news, since it will allow them to continue growing as quality touristic services providers, for travels to Colombia.

These recognitions obtained by Colombia and the future investment by the National Government, further reinforce the idea of turning this country into the most important tourist destination of Latin America. At present, Colombia offers tourism alternatives to suit all tastes and budgets.

Lonely Planet states that “after decades of conflict, today, Colombia is a safe country to visit. Travelers are starting to realize what they were missing”. They also add: “The diversity of the country may amaze you: modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs, precious Caribbean beaches, forest safaris, colonial cities, archaeological ruins, trekking, whale watching, coffee plantations, scuba diving, surfing…”. In turn, the well-known agency Mantaraya Travel offers its clients a group of expert travel agents, who are willing to help travelers design their tours and itineraries in a professional manner, and who will be available during and after their stay in the country.

With regards to the Colombian Government's investment, it is worth mentioning that a little more than 70 million dollars will be destined to tourist infrastructure, in order to improve the competitiveness of the sector, whereas the remaining 140 million dollars will be invested in the Tourist Promotion Fund of Colombia. “The effort by the government of promoting Colombia as the ideal tourist destination enables Colombian entrepreneurs to continue working decisively for this county´s sector of the economy, which seeks to generate more than 240,000 new jobs in the coming years”, assures Camilo Gómez, CEO of Mantaraya Travel.

Today, Colombia is one of the countries with the best tourist supply in Latin America, among which stand out places with world-wide recognition such as Cartagena and Santa Marta; islands like San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina; the so called Coffee Axis or Triangle; the Colombian Amazon; the Tayrona National Park, and major cities such as Bogota, Medellín, and Cali, along with other destinations. In turn, Mantaraya Travel offers highly specialized activities such as scuba diving, bird watching, weddings and honeymoons, religious tourism, sport and adventure tourism.

Likewise, Colombia outstands for being a multicultural and multiethnic country. This feature implies a great attraction for foreign tourists, who can enjoy numerous fairs and typical celebrations in every region. This is the case of the Flower Fair in Medellín, as well as the Fair of Cali. Tourists who are fond of ecological tourism can also find natural spectacles in this beautiful country, including whale watching in the Pacific Ocean, and the spectacular Gorgona Island, with an incredible variety of fauna and flora.

People interested in visiting Colombia, to witness and enjoy its multiple cultural activities and fascinating tourist destinations, have a great opportunity of doing so, through http://www.mantarayatravel.com, a Colombian online travel agency, specialized to satisfy the needs and preferences of foreign tourists passing by Colombia, through highly customized tours.

For more information on tours and itineraries in Colombia, go to http://www.mantarayatravel.com, send an e-mail: info(at)mantarayatravel(dot)com, or call the following international toll free number: 1 (877) 260-8632.

About MantarayaTravel:
Mantaraya Travel E.U. is an online agency solely devoted to attracting foreign tourists. It counts on an over 2 year experience in the provision of this service. Citizens of England, Canada, Germany, Spain, Argentina, and Mexico, among other countries, have gotten to know and have enjoyed Colombian destinations, and the overall culture through this Colombian company.

Information and press:
Camilo Gómez
CEO
cgomez(at)mantarayatravel(dot)com
Toll Free International line: 1 (877) 260-8632
PBX Bogotá - Colombia: (571) 257-5541

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