The International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA) places Bogota like one of the cities that more grow like destination of congresses, events and conventions of size …
The International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA) places Bogota like one of the cities that more grow like destination of congresses, events and conventions of international size. The Colombian capital climbs more than 30 positions in the world list of the ICCA, and it is already located like the sixth Latin-American city inside the international ranking of corporate tourism.
Between more than 340 cities, Bogota climbed 32 positions filling the vacancy number 47 and overcoming Cartagena and Medellin. While Bogota reached the sixth place in Latin America, Cartagena was located in the eighth one and Medellin in the position number twenty. Buenos Aires is ratified in the first place followed by Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The Executive director of the Bogota Convention Bureau, Alexandra Torres, declares that “the obtained result is a recognition to the joint work between the public sector – headed by the Secretariat of Economic Development, the Institute Distrital of Tourism and the CCB – and the private sector formed by more than 60 companies of the sector.”
According to the Director, “80 per cent of the foreigners who come to the city, do it for corporate reasons, 40 per cent of the travelers of events repurchase the destination for free time ends, the level of average expense of a business tourist is of US a $ 594, three times superior to that of a visitor with holiday ends”.
“The previous thing is translated in a sector that tecnifica and becomes more competitive, there appears a major formalization of the market and the possibility of democratizing the foreign investment.”, he tells Towers. In 2004 Colombia received 790.000 foreign visitors, in 2010 it duplicated the number with more than 1.475.000, of which 52 per cent they did of Bogota its final destination.
“The Dominican tourism must improve its position”
The first vice-president and economist in chief of the Group Scotiabank, Warren Jestin has pointed out that the tourism of Dominican Republic must concentrate its efforts in improving
pointed out that the tourism of Dominican Republic must concentrate its efforts in improving the position of its mark to come to the mind of those who have never traveled.
Also it has to increase the training of its citizens to fulfill the demand of qualified labor that he could answer to the new requirements of the world. “Dominican Republic already this posicionada like tourism destination, but the private sector should do a reflection to see how to come to other markets“, added Jestin.
Jestin indicated that the economies are in way to the recovery of the international financial crisis, but this improvement will take us to a world different to which it existed before the crisis.
The economist showed that the population of the developed country of Europe and the United States is aging, which will force to these nations to look abroad for qualified labor. It pointed out that this also will generate an increase of the tourists, and in case of the country, luxurious holidays.
As he gathers The Day, the informations were offered during a titled conference “The new and old realities of the world“.