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Colombia’s tourism industry has long been underdeveloped despite its immense potential because of the country’s armed conflict. Several peace processes, however, have helped boost international interest in the South American country.

Foreign visitors to Colombia

Colombia’s tourism industry has grown more than 300% since 2006 when only 1 million foreigners visited the country.

Source: Trade Ministry

Colombia’s tourism growth

The number of foreign visitors to Colombia grew spectacularly in 2017. However, these numbers are distorted by a mass migration from neighboring Venezuela.

Source: Trade Ministry

Origin of visitors to Colombia

Disregarding the mass migration from Venezuela, most foreign visitors to Colombia are from the United States.

Source: Trade Ministry

Why foreigners visit Colombia

The number of visitors to Colombia that come on holiday has been growing more than people visiting for, for example, work-related reasons.

Source: Trade Ministry

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