The real growth of tourism was 180.000 in 2007, says Bessure: “Thanks to the Ministry of Commerce and the government of President Uribe, there is an excellent budget for promotion of the country, large tax incentives for hotels, ecotourism projects, the best tax breaks. It is a marvel. We only lack one thing: tourists”Luis Guillermo Plata, Colombian minister of Tourism, admits he should speak of “foreign visitors” instead of ‘tourists”. Earlier Colombia proudly announced 1.2 million tourists had found there way to Colombia in 2007.
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