Colombia won the bid for the 21st general assembly meeting of the UNWTO after beating out Cambodia in a head-to-head competition, where both countries held festive nights representing their culture to vie for the meeting. “Colombia Night” came out ahead much to the delight of Santos according to the travel website, Travel Update.
“Colombia is the place for tourism today, and for the future of tomorrow,” said Colombia’s President.
“This reflects how people see us from the outside. All sides see that Colombia has great potential and that Colombia is a great country,” added the head of state.
Sergio Diaz-Granados, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, commented, “This is an excellent opportunity for the country to show what tourism in Antioquia offers. It is recognized around the world for its beautiful scenery and the warmth of its people.”
Medellin was selected as the 2015 location by 156 UN representatives.
Medellín será sede de asamblea de la OMT en 2015 (La Republica)
OMT Seleccionó a Medellín como sede de Asamblea General 2015 (Travel Update)