Columbian city Medellin sees largest growth in Americas event tourism

Published on : Tuesday, May 9, 2017

icca-logo-0520e680ed-seeklogo-comThe International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) said in a report that Western Hemisphere city Medellin has witnessed the largest growth in event tourism between 2007 and 2016.

 

Colombia’s second city, which is also the capital of the northwestern province of Antioquia, boosted the number of gatherings hosted by 320 percent, from a dozen in 2007 to more than 40 last year.

 

“Event tourism is precisely one of the big wagers the city has maintained in recent years and we see the results today,” Mayor Federico Gutierrez said in a statement.

 

He stressed that Medellin has achieved greater growth in event tourism than locations that have beaches as a lure, such as Cartagena and Cancun.

 

The other cities in the Americas that experienced notable growth in event tourism during the period were Lima, up 145 percent; and Panama City, gaining 132 percent, according to the ICCA report, which was distributed by the Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

As a country, Colombia stands 29th worldwide, with 147 events in 2016.

 

“Convention tourism is one of the segments that generates the most spending, with $450 daily per traveler, which is six times more than an average tourist,” said Felipe Jaramillo, head of investment and tourism promotion agency ProColombia.

 

Medellin, with one of Colombia’s most dynamic economies, is ranked 56th among 525 global cities on ICCA’s list of convention destinations. The Colombian city has moved up 23 places on the list over the last four years.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 hospitalityaward 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 14 patatravelmart 2017
  • 15 amsummit-ind 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 Aviation Festival 2017
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 thincindonesia 2017
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 itehcmc 2017
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 20 hmasummit  2017
  • 21 hoteltechhk 17
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com