Colombia Poised to Become Cruise, Sustainable Travel Token
Colombia is on the way to becoming a leading destination for sustainable tourism, especially as it showcases its diverse cultural and natural heritage to experienced travelers.
However, cruise lovers are also finding their way to Colombia as the destination is showing significant advances in the cruise industry at a global scale. Over the course of 15 years around 35 of the most prestigious cruise lines have reached Colombian coasts, and the number keeps growing.
The improved interest of cruise lines in Colombia is demonstrated by the wide range of cruise companies visiting the country, such as Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Celebrity Cruises or TUI Cruises and more recently the arrival of lines specializing in luxury and exploration.
Colombia is also a powerhouse for procurement. The country supplies cruise lines with textiles, agrobusiness products such as coffee, and has the potential to grow sustainably in this business.
The country has competitive advantages for the cruise lines, which include coasts in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, a wide range of exotic beaches, and a strategic location outside of the hurricane area which allows for an uninterrupted operation throughout all the year.
Besides the must-see cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta, Colombia has other destinations on the Caribbean such as San Andrés island, a sun and beach paradise that has been selected by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards as one of the top 5 islands in the Americas.
On the other hand, The Pacific coast is a great option for nature and adventure tourism offering activities like diving, trekking or whale and bird watching. When it comes to bird watching, Colombia has the greatest number of bird species globally: more than 1,920.
Source: Business Traveler