Colombia’s northern coastal city Cartagena is likely to host an important corporate tourism conference next year.
“Successful Meeting of the Caribbean and the Islands” [SMCI] will bring together tourism businesses from Latin American, the Caribbean and North America. An estimated 6,500 people are expected to participate in the event held in October 2013.
Proexport, the government agency in charge of promoting tourism, pushed Cartagena as the host city of the conference and says SMCI decided on the tourist destination after an inspection of the city.
Successful Meetings belongs to travel publishing house “Northstar Travel Media,” whose publications reach some 50,000 readers. SMCI will allow Colombia to publicize the tourism opportunities it offers directly to a wide American market.
Successful Meetings’ advertising director Diane DiMaggio said after the 2012 visit “I really loved Cartagena and I look forward to confirming that we will be bringing the event to the city in October 2013.”
This announcement represents more good news for Cartagena which this week came out ahead of Berlin, Germany, and Venice, Italy, in a travel publication’s top ten tourism destinations for 2012.