Foreign visits to Colombia increased 7.7% through June of 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to statistics of the country’s Trade Ministry.
According to the ministry’s monthly statistics, over 970 thousand foreigners visited Colombia between January and June. During the same period last year, the country received just a little over 900 thousand foreign visitors.
Colombia Tourism to Date, 2012 vs 2013 (Jan-June)
The government statistics reveal that, with the exception of March, the number of foreign visitors entering Colombia through the international airports has grown considerably since 2011, especially in May and June.
Throughout 2013, 804 thousand foreigners entered the country by plane against 756 thousand in the same period last year.
Foreigners Entering Colombia by Plane
Though summer begins the dry season for cruise ships, the number of foreign tourists entering Colombia’s Caribbean port cities by cruise has been rising compared to 2012 since losing ground in the beginning months of the year.
Foreigners Entering Colombia by Cruise
Colombian tourism is rising without a doubt, and since April, tourism has been up three percentage points.